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Monday Motivation: It is ALL About You, Except it’s Not

These posts are for you.

Monday Motivation is the way that I do what I can, to help you stay YOUR path.

To do what I can to assure you, that you truly are, fighting the good fight. It is all about you.

It is ALL about you, except, really, it’s not.

It’s all about You.

It is ALL about YOU

It’s all about You.

Have you reached the point, in your own journey, that you can FEEL the changes?

(I hope so! Because once you do FEEL the changes, it will give you more than I can put into words…)

If not, don’t worry! It will come, never doubt it.

Maybe it will be today!

Maybe tomorrow or next week, maybe it will be next month or next year.

No matter how long this path you are traveling is, once you feel it, your steps will be lighter. (At least on the inside!)

It’s all about You.

Except, it’s not. That might make you stop, pull back, and think, “WHAT?!”

It is not only or all about you. That is what I said.

What you are doing, be it a goal or a change of lifestyle, is important. It is something worth your time, effort and sacrifices.

It isn’t always (and maybe never…) easy or smooth riding.

The answers and time aren’t always just there. You are working for this.

This dream, this goal, that you have chosen as your own, is every bit as important as you are.

Maybe even more so.

Read that again. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Ok. What does that really mean?

It means it matters.

The goal, the dream, it matters.

To you, of course. But it also matters to others.

Maybe not your close family or friends; strange, but too true.

It matters to others, because the working towards it, the Stay the Path / Walking the Talk / Fighting the Good Fight mentality and feelings, the passion for it; matters, because it inspires and empowers others.

Recently, a whole new way of thinking has come to me. I would like to share it with you.

“…everyone really does have a leadership voice, no matter their title or position; we are all leading in our lives and careers.” ~ Jen Olney

YOU are a Leader.

Each of you, each of us.

What you are doing, matters.


Because we really are all connected.

People, really are watching and listening.

Learning. YOUR passion, your dedication, your sacrifices are teaching, even inspiring, others.

This is something I stress to the Alaska Guide Trainees with us.

A Professional Guide is (by definition) a Leader.

What has changed in our training is that we are not helping them to simply become Alaska Guides.

We are not even simply helping them to become Professional Alaska Guides.

What I am reminding them of, always, is that they are already leaders.

People of course, throughout their training and then their careers, will always be watching them, taking their cues from them, mimicking them, listening to them, following them.

They are all very familiar with my “Walk the Talk” way of living as I require the same from each of them.

It is ALL About You, Except it’s Not

It is about understanding that we are all connected.

It is about understanding that we, each and every single one of us, are touching others.

Touching, influencing, even leading people, whom we do not know, have never seen and may never encounter.

The ripples of our choices and actions touch people in ways that we may never fully understand.

There is one huge truth in this. YOUR choices, your dedication, your never-give-up, your values and your actions; MATTER.

Your pal’s best friend’s Mother’s neighbor’s Fed-Ex guy’s nephew’s school mate who went to Europe on a class trip may have shared one piece of your struggles, your decisions, your idea, with another student who passed it along to their brother’s best friend’s Father, and it was just the right combination of words and feeling…and it changed his life.

It’s all about You.

Except it’s not.

It is about you.

It is about me, him and her.

It is about them, and them.

Stick with it. It matters. Even when it’s tough and you feel as if the world has turned it’s back on you, what you are doing matters.

LOL! I do absolutely Love (big “L”) Mondays!

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