Life is a Journey Not a Destination

Life is a Journey Not a Destination

Today I want to talk about the journey of life!

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We spend so much time on our ambition that we often FORGET that Life is a Journey, Not a Destination.We forget this truth all the time, folks! Instead, we only focus on the destination in life while suffering through the journey part.Your time is your true currency and if you are wasting it suffering through your life trying to reach your goals, then what? More goals to work toward?

Let me ask you a few perspective altering questions:

Have you become a difficult task master to yourself?

Have you allowed business and making money to create security to overshadow having fun and enjoying your time right now?

When is it your turn to be happy and enjoy life?

When is it your turn to temporarily cut off the overwhelming ambition for creating stuff in the future by sacrificing today?

Today is the only day you have – SO BE IN THE PRESENT! Stop worrying about the future. If you do the right things today, the future will take care of itself.Please hear me when I say: Stop beating yourself up!Whether its about the mistakes of the past or any regrets you may have, the past is a locked door and you cannot turn back the face of time.You can, however, learn from the past and create a better future.

How about enjoying the time you have right now? Who knows when your expiration date is?Why not give yourself a break and give yourself permission to just enjoy life and not take yourself so seriously! How much we enjoy this journey depends on our attitudes about the journey.

This is Lee Milteer reminding you to stay in the present because life will pass you by if you do not participate in the journey!

21 Ingredient Recipe for a GREAT Life

21 Ingredient Recipe for a GREAT Life

Thought it was time for a little fun this week…I hope you enjoy this “Recipe” for a great life.

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1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to YOUR CREATOR  about what is going on in your life.
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,  ‘My purpose is to__________ today. I am thankful for______________’
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured IN plants.
5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
6. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead,
invest your energy in the positive present moment.
7. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
8. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
9. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
10. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
12. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
13. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
14. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’
15. Forgive everyone for everything.
16. What other people think of you is none of your business.
17. GOD heals everything – but you have to ask Him.
18. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
19. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
20. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for__________. Today I accomplished_________.
21. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings.

The Power of Complaining

The Power of Complaining

Today I want to talk about the power of complaining! Let’s talk about how complaining has helped you, hint – it hasn’t! But it HAS hurt you. Complaining allows you to focus on things that are not beneficial to you and causes you to be a part of the negative masses. The power of complaining is that it makes you a VICTIM and costs you money. As soon as you start focusing on complaining about what’s wrong with life, your brain is not looking for creative ways to bring you profit or ways to achieve a more beautiful life!

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Complaining forces you to be a victim so that you feel helpless, passionless, and without motivation. The power of complaining is so destructive, and yet everyone does it. In fact, its difficult NOT to do it because its such a part of our culture.

Friends, I urge you for the next thirty days to participate in a complaining diet, don’t complain about anything! Whether its people on social media being idiots, bad drivers, the weather, or even the government – don’t complain. If you start complaining you must start the thirty day count over again from zero. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all and watch as your life is enlivened.

With this simple solution your creativity will soar, your health will become more vibrant, your relationships will become better, and prosperity will seek YOU out.

There are a couple of things you NEED to know.

1. Success Is An Inside Job

2. We are self-fulfilling prophecies. What you think and speak into the world will become true for you.

I want you to love yourself enough that you take back your power from the complaining monster and stop letting the external world decide your future.

I’ve been working on my Vision Quest today that is coming up on October 5 – 6 of this year. If you are interested in joining me at this event you can visit my website milteer.com.

This Vision Quest for Profit and Purpose is meant for adventurous people who want to take back their life from all of the drudgery that can bring you down. The negative energy, fear, and doubt that is preying on you will disappear and life CAN get better when you decide to vibrate on an entirely different level and change your focus to the positive.

In fact, focus is the secret! Bottom line: what you focus on always expands.

I hope you’ll join me on my Vision Quest, but, most importantly, I hope you will commit to NO complaining for the next thirty days! If you can do that, your life will magnetize incredible miracles and beautiful things to itself.

Top 10 Hacks to Get You 100% RESPECT

Top 10 Hacks to Get You 100% RESPECT

Today I want to talk with you about how your earn R.E.S.P.E.C.T. in life.  These 10 hacks don’t require any particular talent but boy, do they create massive amounts of respect for you in this world.

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Being on Time. This actually means showing up 5 minutes EARLY.  Being early gives you time to get yourself put together and settled at your destination before your meeting.

Work Ethic. Make sure what you turn in and what you give to people is beautiful, correct, easy to read, easy to understand and that you’re doing what is necessary to impress people with your work ethic.

Show Effort. Dress up for the occasion. You all know that we make our first impression in the first 33 seconds of meeting someone. In that time, we decide how old you are, what you do for a living, and should I respect you?  So, you want to show effort in being on time, how you present yourself and your work ethic.

Positive Body Language. Create and maintain eye-contact with people. Show that you are really present with them in this moment. Make sure you are looking at them – not at your phone to show that you are not distracted by other things.  You want your body language to show that you care about them and what they are saying.  It’s very important not to slouch and act like you are bored.

Positive Energy & Passion. Make sure that what you say is positive.

Attitude (If there is a problem, there is a solution.) Your attitude determines whether you’re part of the problem or part of the solution. Don’t be a whiner or complainer. Be FOR things not always AGAINST them.

Being Coachable. Be willing to read books, listen to CDs & DVDs, and attend seminars and retreats to continue learning and growing as a person.  Show that you are really into growth and expanding yourself.

Doing extra. This is different for each person but it’s showing up and doing something a little extra, above-and-beyond what is expected.

Being prepared. Do Your Research.  I just had a new coaching client that a company sent over to me yesterday for an hour and a half appointment and she had no clue who I was or why she was sent to me! I would NEVER hire this person.  In fact, if anyone comes to me and doesn’t know anything about me because they didn’t go to milteer.com to find out who I am, I won’t hire them.They aren’t prepared. They know nothing about me and cannot tailor their presentation or discussion.
If you are going to meet important people, look them up on Google. Do some research on them and find something positive about them to talk about so that they know you’ve gone and done a little extra research.

Showing Gratitude & Appreciation. The reason I say that is because the world is so full of an entitlement mentality.  You know, the people that think they deserve everything with no effort or gratitude. It is such a good thing to show people appreciation and gratitude. Tell them that what they’ve done in your life is valued and appreciated.  Get out a card and handwrite a thank you note.  We receive so many texts and emails every day that they don’t hold as much value as writing a handwritten, mailed card does.

These 10 hacks can help you earn respect and people will want to do business with you.

Feel free to pass on this article to people that could use this information!

Until next time,

Keeping it “Real”

Keeping it “Real”

Today I want to talk about something a lot of people are talking about.  It’s the concept of “Keep it real”.


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I’ve had an experience that will make you want to re-think that “Keep it real” thing.  I’ve been interviewing assistants and salespeople in my office at my publishing company in Virginia Beach, Virginia people are coming in dressed very shabbily and very, very casually.  Meanwhile, my office staff and I have dressed up for them and we’ve cleaned the office to make a good impression. We’ve shown some effort.   These interviewees are showing up in yoga pants and sweaters for professional jobs.  I was going to interview a professional sales person and this gentleman showed up in shorts!  When I got to the door and I saw he had shorts on, I instantly had no desire to interview him.  You see, if someone cannot take a little bit of time or put in the effort to show me they respect me, I have NO desire to invest in you, hire you or present you with an opportunity.

So, let’s think about this “Keep it real” phenomenon where people are showing up on webinars with stubble, looking like they just got out of bed and looking disheveled and they don’t want to dress up.  I read this article the other day about wedding dresses and the bride said, “Oh, I didn’t want to look like a tried too hard.”

This new trend of “keeping it real” is not REALLY serving you if you’re a professional, a business person or are looking to work with other people.  Here’s why:  We make our first impressions in the first 30 seconds of meeting you.  In that 30 seconds we decide:

  • How old you are.
  • What you do for a living.
  • How much money you make…. and the KEY decision is:
  • DO I RESPECT YOU?

If we don’t respect people, we will not buy from them, we won’t trust their opinion and they will have no influence on us.

Yes, there is this thing in the business world where it’s appropriate to have a “good enough is good enough” for reports, etc.  To get the work out the door.  I believe in all of those things, but we’re just taking it too far.  Like the concept of casual Fridays becoming casual “every day.”  I’m not saying you have to dress up in a suit every day, you don’t have to be OVERLY dressed.  What I am saying to you is putting out a little bit of effort, energy, and respect for other people is very, very needed.

Not too terribly long ago, I was interviewing someone for my Millionaire Smarts® group on Skype. When my AV guy got him up on the screen, he looked like he had just gotten out of bed!  He looked sleepy, his hair was messy, he was unshaven and wearing a crumpled up t-shirt.  I was mortified!  If it hadn’t been live, I would have pulled the plug on this guy because he did NOT show respect for the people who were taking the time to listen to what he had to say.

So, we’ve heard this for a long time: “Dress for the job/ position you want.”  I never go to an event that I am not “dressed to the nines” for.  I put on nice jewelry, my hair looks nice and I look good because I actually CARE about what people think of me and I want them to know I spent some time, energy and effort to dress up, to look nice and to present myself in a professional way.

Don’t get lured into “Let’s keep it real” because what they are really saying is “Let’s just lower our standards.”  I totally disagree with that!  So, mold this into your own style and personality and what you do, but I will tell you – you probably have a lot of nice clothes rotting in your closet, going out of style just because you’re “keeping it real!”   It’s a trend I am not going to fall into.  That doesn’t mean I dress to the nines for everything I do.  But when it comes to people, clients or anything like that I do put on my best face for them and respect them because you can NEVER change that first impression!

I hope you start to dress up more.  You have nice clothes!  It will improve your confidence and you will feel good.  When you feel good, you’re actually tapping into the right and left sides of your brain which will leave people with a much more powerful memory and impression of who you are.