Do you find it difficult to maintain a positive attitude at all times?
Are the majority of your 60,000 daily thoughts positive or negative?
Of the words you speak, what % are positive?
Are you resilient and mentally tough?
Does adversity and difficulty in one area of your life cause negative thoughts, words, and actions in other areas of your life?
I always answer AMAZING when asked how I am doing despite my 24/7 physical pain and numerous joint problems caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of 5, 48 years now.
Answering AMAZING is a reminder to myself of my many blessings, skills, talents, and abilities and a reminder to other people about their attitude and words and how they answer the question 'How are you?"
Because of my inspirational message and Positive Mental Attitude, along with being a Napoleon Hill Foundation Certified Instructor, I get invited to speak to companies and at public events around the world and have shared the stage with many well known speakers and authors.
ABOVE: I was featured in an Ottawa Citizen article in 1980 at the age of 16. This picture was taken at my school gym.
ABOVE: At the 2012 Malaysia MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) Day where I was the keynote speaker
ABOVE: Visiting a tea field in Malaysia during the Napoleon Hill International Convention tour
My God given Definite Purpose is to encourage people to live positively with and through the challenges life throws at them.
I have become a Social Media and Branding Expert attracting over 25,000+ monthly website visits from 145+ countries.
ABOVE: My first Napoleon Hill Leader Certification trip was in Ireland and we stayed at the famous Adare Manor. This is our entire group outside Bunratty Castle.
ABOVE: Emceeing an Arthritis Society Public Forum event
ABOVE: A presentation at the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center at Purdue University Calumet Campus
ABOVE: Around 1988 At Zig Ziglar's Born To Win 3 day course with my friend Keith Bodger
Despite my challenges with arthritis, I always answer AMAZING when asked how I am doing. I tell people that 80% of the time it is true and the other 20% of the time it is to remind myself that it is true.
In the mid 1980's, when I read Law of Success, I decided to ask for the Canadian rights to the book after watching an infomercial about getting rights to products. I was able to secure a very good price on the books by purchasing a large quantity.
Shane Morand, Organo Gold's Global Master Distributor, and I, then went door to door to companies that had salespeople, and historically were readers of Think and Grow Rich and sold them that way.
I saw Mark Victor Hansen speak in Ottawa, Ontario in the mid 80's, before his Chicken Soup For The Soul books were published. I was so impressed that, with Shane Morand, Organo Gold's Global Master Distributor, and Derrick Sweet, Founder of The Certified Coaching Federation, we brought Mark Victor Hansen to Ottawa again. I gave a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold to The Arthritis Society.
ABOVE: A radio station contest offered a hockey lesson with Pete Mahovlich of the Montreal Canadiens. I am the goalie.
One of my greatest thrills was introducing Jim Rohn to an audience of about 1200 people at the Ottawa Congress Centre. When Jim took the stage after my introduction, he said "That was the shortest introduction I have ever had", referring to my height, and my nickname, Too Tall.
Above: Jeremy Rayzor, Judy Arcy and me in Ireland for the 2012 Napoleon Hill Leader Certification trip
One of the first goals I wrote was to meet then Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney.I accomplished that goal, using strategies I learned from Dale Carnegie's book How To Win Friends and Influence People.
I brought Shane Morand, Organo Gold's Global Master Distributor, with me as my "photographer" not knowing that we would not be allowed to use the camera and that the Prime Minister has his own photographer.
ABOVE: From left to right: Shane Morand, Organo Gold Co-Founder (left), Me, My Member of Parliament at the time, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
I have had the amazing pleasure of being interviewed by Phil Taylor for one of his GoalAchieversRadio shows, as part of a series of interviews he did with all the speakers for the 2012 Napoleon Hill International Convention in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
Listen to the interview here
Above: At the 2012 Napoleon Hill International Convention in Malaysia. Dr JB Hill, Napoleon Hill's grandson, and Don Green, Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation are in the background.