Wishing You A Meaningful Holiday and New Year

Whatever is beautiful.

Whatever is meaningful.

Whatever motivates and inspires you.

Whatever brings out your creativity.

Whatever makes you the best leader.

Whatever makes you remarkable.

Whatever brings you happiness and joy.

May it be yours this holiday season

and

throughout the coming year!

Be Remarkable in 2013!

With Gratitude,

Seth D. Cohen

Favorites Of The Week 12/21/12

Favorites of the Week

Each week I will provide to my readers my Favorites Of The Week.  Everything from motivation and inspiration, to productivity, success, health, wellness and fitness will be showcased – – All Things Mind and Body. Click the title of the article below to experience my favorites.

With Gratitude,

SDC (Seth D. Cohen)

Live Like It Could Be Your Last Day

By Seth D. Cohen

As I watched the news about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many thoughts crossed my mind. As a parent myself, words can’t express how sick I feel for the parents who lost their children in this massacre and for the children who had to witness such terror.  I’m also extremely frustrated about our current gun laws and how we handle mental illness in this country.

As the many emotions poured through my body, I couldn’t help to think about how our life has an expiration date.   We literally can be taken from this world at anytime.  Although I don’t want to sound morbid, I do think we could use death as a motivator.

I offer the following to inspire living life to the fullest:

Live like it could be your last day

Love like it could be your last day

Appreciate like it could be your last day

Inspire like it could be your last day

Teach like it could be your last day

Cry like it could be your last day

Work like it could be your last day

Lead like it could be your last day

Explore like it could be your last day

Be Remarkable like it could be your last day

(Download the image below – Right click on the image and click “Save As” to download it to your computer)

Live Like It Could Be Your Last Day

With Gratitude,

SDC

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Favorites Of The Week 12/14/12

Favorites of the Week

Each week I will provide to my readers my Favorites Of The Week.  Everything from motivation and inspiration, to productivity, success, health, wellness and fitness will be showcased – – All Things Mind and Body. Click the title of the article below to experience my favorites.

With Gratitude,

SDC (Seth D. Cohen)

Huddle Up

By Seth D. Cohen

Green Bay Packers Huddled Up

I recently attended a NFL Football game and I noticed something very interesting.  Prior to the start of the game and throughout the game on the sidelines, teammates huddled up on numerous occasions.  (I’m not referring to the quarterback calling out the plays to his team) Sometimes it was just the offense getting to together, sometimes it was just the defense and sometimes it was the entire team.

What were they doing in the huddle? Although I didn’t have field passes to get close to the action, I witnessed the following:

  • The quarterback was motivating the other players.
  • The players would huddle up and put there hands in the air and then in unison scream out something motivational.
  • A coach was showing game pictures highlighting what the team did right or wrong during the drive (football term).

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Although we don’t know exactly what the players are saying in the huddle, the point of the team huddle is as follows:

  • Team members can get focused on the task (or game) ahead.
  • Team members can inspire and motivate each other making sure that everyone is operating at the top of their game.
  • Team members can celebrate and have fun together.
  • It’s an opportunity to coach, teach and develop your team members.

I highly recommend that you take 10-15 minutes each day to huddle up with your team. It’s a great opportunity to get everyone on the same page, to ensure that everyone is motivated and inspired to work and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the amazing work of your team members.

Don’t be afraid to connect with your team members. Find time everyday to huddle up with them to show that you care and that you can only succeed with your team, not as an individual.

P.S. I created a 10-minute huddle agenda that I plan on implementing with my team members. A huddle agenda is a great tool to help keep you focused.

With Gratitude,

SDC

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Favorites Of The Week 12/7/12

Favorites of the Week

Each week I will provide to my readers my Favorites Of The Week.  Everything from motivation and inspiration, to productivity, success, health, wellness and fitness will be showcased – – All Things Mind and Body. Click the title of the article below to experience my favorites.

 

Thursday Quotes – Family

Quotes

This weeks quotes are all about Family:

  • The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. ~Charles Kuralt
  • A man should never neglect his family for business. ~Walt Disney
  • Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family. ~Vartan Gregorian
  • The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. ~Lee Iacocca
  • Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. ~Michael J. Fox

Check out other quotes that inspire and motivate me on our amazing Quotes page. You can also find these quotes on twitter @sdcohen.

Make A Chip List

By Seth D. Cohen

Chip On Your Shoulder

Source: Brainlesstales.com

Have you ever been told?

  • You’re too small
  • You’re not smart enough
  • You will never be successful
  • You can’t compete against him or her
  • You will fail if you try that

These are what I call Chip Statements.  A chip statement (stemming from the saying “a chip on your shoulder”) is a negative statement by someone that you can use to motivate and inspire you. I make a Chip List to document all the negative, nasty and confidence sabotaging statements that I have been told throughout my life.  I highly recommend that you make your own chip list so that every day you can read these statements to motivate and inspire you. The key to a chip list is to make sure that you’re not living up to these negative statements and that they’re not becoming a reality.

Make sure that the list you make include statements from others, not your own jealousies or insecurities. Your own negative thoughts are not chip statements, they’re just that – negative statements.

A chip statement is not “I can’t believe that he makes that much money.” Or “It’s not fair that she lives in such a beautiful house, I want that too.”

Let your chip list fuel your burning desires to overcome and drive you to be remarkable.

Here are a couple of statements on my chip list and the end result:

  • “Your grades and SAT scores aren’t strong enough to get you into Boston University. I just don’t think you’re smart enough.” (I got into Boston University)
  • “Math is one of your weakest skill sets.” (Graduated from college with a degree in Finance)
  • “Motivating and inspiring people doesn’t seem like the best option for you. It’s a dead end.”(I have over 500 people that read my blog and get comments such as “Your insight is priceless to me.”)

With Gratitude,

SDC

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Follow Seth D. Cohen on Twitter @sdcohen

Favorites Of The Week 11/30/12

Favorites of the Week

Each week I will provide to my readers my Favorites Of The Week.  Everything from motivation and inspiration, to productivity, success, health, wellness and fitness will be showcased – – All Things Mind and Body. Click on the picture, video or title of the article below to experience my favorites.

10 Ways to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work Day via www.intentionalworkplace.com

10 Ways to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work Day

Military history with the FT: Lewis Moody via www.ft.comMilitary history with the FT: Lewis Moody

Meditation Appears to Produce Enduring Changes in Emotional Processing in the Brain via  www.sciencedaily.com

Meditation Appears to Produce Enduring Changes in Emotional Processing in the Brain

STOP: Creating a Mindful Pause via www.psychcentral.com

STOP: Creating a Mindful Pause

Thursday Quotes – Responsibility

Quotes

This weeks quotes are all about Responsibility:

  • “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~Abraham Lincoln
  • “The price of greatness is responsibility.” ~Winston Churchill
  • “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” ~Jim Rohn
  • “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” ~Bob Dylan

Check out other quotes that inspire and motivate me on our amazing Quotes page. You can also find these quotes on twitter @sdcohen.