A simple, yet
phenomenal way to put a kick in your step and a special
richness in the way you live your life.
And the Best News is you already have all the tools you
need right within your reach.
your life with a WOW!
Imagine jumping right out of bed each morning wide-eyed
and bushy-tailed looking forward to all the opportunity
and wonder life has to offer you. Imagine having a
perpetual spring in your step and a liveliness that makes
others wonder what you are really up to!
Get a new lease on life this coming New Year!
Change the way you live it!
Think of the way we have come to live our lives. Too
often we struggle just to get out of bed every morning.
We see the day as a grind and we force
ourselves to get through. We anticipate one
disappointment after another in a dog-eat-dog world where
survival of the fittest is the motto.
Fast food restaurants have become the modern day dining
table and mothers and fathers roles have
become that of chauffeurs pawning kids off to organized
activities with the number of medals earned dictating the
quality of parental ability.
And when guilt sets in or our bodies sound an alarm, no
need to worry. We can easily rely on the advice of the
divorcee next door, who has seen and experienced it
all, or seek out a professional counselor to
dispense some magic elixir in hopes of turning it all
I can assure you THAT is no way to live. In fact, it is a
waste of precious life; your life and those you love.
There is no better time than NOW to begin filling your
New Year with one WOW! after another.
You are not alone! Open your eyes and see what youre
missing! People all around you are already living their
lives with a WOW!
Its so easy to go through each day with no goals,
no vision and no purpose. That kind of life takes little
effort. But, life lived that way always seems out of
balance and certainly never rewarding or meaningful.
Seems like there is always something missing.
Its time you wake up! You were put on this
earth for a unique purpose; we all have been. And, no
matter how young or old you are, your racial makeup or
status you have, it is never too late to start. God wants
you to live your life not only with meaning but with a
WOW! as well.
Accept it! God wants nothing but the BEST for you. So,
get out of that rut and start realizing there is a better
way. Make the effort to put a WOW! into every thing
you do; your personal life, your spiritual life and your
work life. When all three come together, the exhilaration
will amaze you. You will accomplish more, start seeing
the good in people and feel more of a sense of wonder and
balance in the world in which you live.
There are people around you who live their lives with a
WOW! each and every day. They jump out of bed every
morning ready for every opportunity that presents itself
because that is what they are looking for and that is
what they expect.
Failures are seen as opportunities to learn.
Disappointments are recognized as doors opening up to
something much better down the road. Guidance and advice
are seen as just that; the chance to explore options and
set a positive direction.
Most important, these are the people who are successful
in every sense of the word. They live life the way it is
meant to be lived; fulfilled and with real meaning and
accomplishment. Its not about money for them. It IS
about cashing in on all the good life has to offer and
banking on it. Come alive again and turn even the
smallest things into BIG WOWs!
How do you bring a WOW! into your life? Start
small. Look all around you. Take control of
even the most mundane aspects of your life and generate
an unexpected enthusiasm for them. Take a typical winters
day and make it anything but. Bundle up and go for a hike
with your children. It doesnt have to involve
climbing Mt. Everest. But make it special. How
about a picnic lunch with a red checkered tablecloth and
steaming hot chocolate instead of McDonalds
Drive-Thru? Be creative and make the effort to SEE
things and DO things differently.
Try the same thing at work. Just like we are doing
at our company, American Training. Put a WOW! into your
job. Dont wait for someone else to do it for
you. YOU take the initiative to suggest creative and
effective policies and proce-dures that make people take
notice. Put that unique twist on how YOU do your job so
others say WOW!
WOW!s to remember!
Jim Scully, a friend and former Superintendent of Schools
in Lawrence, Massachusetts, knew what he was doing when
it came to inner city kids. He knew that in order to get
them to realize their potential and break out of the rut
that was the inner city, he would have to expose them to
one WOW! Experience after another. He bought things
like ice skates, canoes and bagpipes in the hopes of
introducing his students to activities they would never
experience if it were not for his schools. Kids who
took part in those activities to this day still have a
lifetime of WOW! Experiences theyll never forget.
Make it your very own WOW!
Make it different and unique for YOU no matter what you
choose to do, no matter how big or small. Make it
something that creates an emotional response in your
children, your spouse or your colleagues at work. Make it
something you, your family, your employer and even your
God will talk about for some time to come. The key,
from now on, is to look at life differently and make
lifestyle changes in all aspects of your life. Dont
try to change everything all at once. Start off with one
thing and keep adding. The important thing is to START
TODAY! Its your life.
Now, Make it a WOW!
Tom Connors is President/CEO of
American Training, a diverse collection of companies
committed to Bringing Out the Best in Everyone They
Touch. He believes in living life to the
fullest by making the WOW! a regular part of your
personal, spiritual and working life. You can reach
Tom at Tom@American
TrainingInc.com or by writing to him at Tom Connors,
American Training, 102 Glenn Street, Lawrence, MA
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