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Actions toward or involving others that reflect the integrity of the person you want to be.

Accountability Partners RULE

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Actions toward or involving others that reflect the integrity of the person you want to be.

Actions toward or involving others that reflect the integrity of the person you want to be.

Partner: One associated with another especially in an action.

Partner: One associated with another especially in an action.

Yesterday I had the honor of spending some “catch up time” with a friend and fellow energetic, young professional. We ended up chatting for about 2 ½ hours about life, what is new and exciting, new things we have learned, what is working and what is not in both our personal and professional worlds. By the end we came to the realization that we deserve and desire some assistance in order to get us to the next level in our lives. So what better way to do that than to become each other’s “Accountability Partner”.

What does that really mean though?
Accountability: Actions toward or involving others that reflect the integrity of the person you want to be.
Partner: One associated with another especially in an action.

We are both Entrepreneurs who have drive and ambition to get things done but we were both lacking in one particular area right now that we desire to be more consistent in. Knowing that it takes at least 21 days to form a new habit we decided to help each other out. So we both pull out our phones, open the calendar and SCHEDULE time to Meditate at 7am every morning. Then to hold each other accountable we will call or text afterwards.

Today was day one and even though my friend had a 7am meeting this morning he did not let that stop him. Nope, he got up a little earlier, got in his Meditation time, went to his meeting and sent me a text. As for me, I had my phone alarm set for a 6am wakeup to find that my body naturally woke me up at 7am! What happened? Not sure but somehow my phone died during the evening but because I set the intention and have someone to be accountable to, my internal alarm clock didn’t let me down. I too finished my Meditation and sent off my text.

It amazes me how sometimes we know we “should do” something like Meditate, eat foods that nourish our bodies or work out, and when we do it feel amazing afterwards, it is just “getting there and doing it” that seems to take the most effort. This is where your Accountability Partner comes in and assists you in staying on path and purpose with your goals and dreams. Coaches are also outstanding Accountability Partners especially since you have a financial tie and thus a motivator to do the work.

So what is it for you that you feel is something you know you “should” be doing but are not? Something that you know is a game changer in your life that when you do it consistently you KNOW will bring abundance into your world like you could never imagine? Great now that you have that in your mind, find a friend, mentor, coach, someone who can assist you in keeping you accountable. Please also feel free to reach out to me or the StandUpAndLead community on facebook http://www.facebook.com/StandUpAndLead .

I look forward to hearing how your life starts to change and blossom for the better after accomplishing your minimum of 21 day, habit changer.

Much Love,
Shay

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From 16 yr old Ashley Monroe: My Message to Everyone at My School: ‘You’re Beautiful’

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I recently saw this AMAZING post of a young woman who is making a difference in her school by simply using Sticky Notes and a wonderfully positive message…see orginal post here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ashley-monroe/my-message-to-everyone-at_b_2563941.html

From Ashley Monroe.
16-year-old from Massachusetts

This is a picture of something I did at my school last year. I wrote out 1,986 sticky notes. Each said, “You’re beautiful,” and I stuck one to every locker in my entire school.
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It was almost unbearable to listen people put themselves down every day. They would say things like, “I’m ugly” or “No one likes me.” To me, that wasn’t the truth. For at least one day, I wanted everyone to know that someone thought they were beautiful.

It took me over 6 hours to write all of the notes, and an hour to stick them with the help of one other friend. It wasn’t my original plan to tell people that I had done it, but word got out after I had been called to the Dean’s office. They found me through the school’s video surveillance system.

After being sat down in the office and explaining everything that had happened, there was talk of a possible 3-day suspension from school. When I went back to my classroom, my teacher asked me what they said, and I told her. This is how the rest of the students found out. Throughout the entire day word of the possible suspension circulated, and a group of students came together and formed a petition. They passed the petition around school.

In the end, it had over 600 signatures, from both students AND faculty.

It amazed me that people would do that for me. For one day, I truly felt beautiful. And for one day, I managed to make every other kid in my school feel beautiful, as well.

A few days later, after the incident was not as new, a complete stranger approached me. What she said to me was shocking.

“That day, I was planning on killing myself. I had given up completely on society, but because of you I didn’t. You gave me hope. Thank you.”

What’s more amazing than that is the fact that today she has become one of my best friends.

Thank you Ashley for being a leader in your school and for changing the lives of many.
You are the epitome of a “Stand Up And Lead” Leader.
Much Love,
Shay

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Just because you ask for help… doesn't mean you failed.

Just because you ask for help… doesn’t mean you failed.

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I recently had the opportunity to ask my network, my community, friends and loved ones for some help and assistance.  I was in a moment of emotional growth.

What exactly does that mean Shay?

Frankly…I was balling my eyes out!

Now in the past I would have just pulled out my journal or notebook paper, start writing and processing the feelings and emotions.  This time however it was different. I have been working very diligently on opening my heart more.  In this heart space there is no room for ego, drama, and negativity thus me reaching out to my community and asking for some extra love as I was hurting so deeply is no longer seen as a weakness for me, whereas before I thought I failed if I couldn’t figure it out on my own.  I no longer feel I must (nor do I desire) to sit in a room by myself and figure it out on my own. Now by connecting with your friends and community I’m not saying call ALL your friends up and start replaying the emotional story over and over but a few people are fine or you can simply ask (perhaps text, being that we are in an age of technology) something similar to this, “I don’t need to talk but if you could send me some good love and vibes right now I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. :-)”. This worked well for me, one: it was getting late, two: I was crying hard and didn’t feel like explaining anything to anyone, three: my community is very loving and willing to help each other when we require it, no matter what, and four: I just required a little “love backup”, not anyone to “fix me” just loving support…that’s what I asked for and that is exactly what I got!

The responses I received were “Absolutely”, “Of Course”, “Done Deal”, and “My Pleasure”.

Just knowing that I don’t always have to be the strong one is very comforting. I can allow myself to “water my growth” (that’s what I call crying) and know that I have people who will send me love as I do my work on me and that I am not alone.

The important thing to remember is to reach out. If I didn’t reach out, no one would know to send me that extra burst of love when I really required it and I don’t feel I would have been able to heal as fast without it.

Remember we are all emotional human beings that have trials, tribulations and adversities. No one person is “strong enough” to handle it all on their own. That’s why and how we connect with the people we connect with, so we can help each other when the going gets tough.  Don’t let your pride and ego get in the way of your healing. Who knows, it might actually open a door for you that you may never would have thought of or make a connection with someone who will alter the course of your life for the better. However, for the potential for something like that to occur, you must let down your guard, be your true authentic self and open up that heart space.

Thank you to those in my community who answered my request for extra love that night.

I appreciate you!

Much love and gratitude,

Shay Wheat

 

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Inspirational Notes and Quotes – June 13, 2012

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“When I hit a wall and feel overburdened, I think of my 78-year-old mother who still volunteers for friends and family. This puts things in perspective.” – Maureen Pennington, Senior Nurse Executive, U.S. Naval Medical Center San Diego, 2007 Minerva Award Recipient

 

Posted By: Jillian T.

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Thanks Jullian, that is so true! Ever notice when we simply change our perspective, our outcome has the potential to change as well? The old saying “if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always got” fits nicely here as well. You are the only one with the choice to change your perspective, the question is…will you?

 

Peggy Writes: “I found the note on a bathroom mirror in a movie theater — loved it, took the photo and found Stand Up and Lead on the web. Such a simple and serendipitous way to share strength and leadership. Can’t wait to participate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much Peggy. We are glad you are participating with us and we look forward to seeing some of your notes soon!

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Friday Notes – April 13, 2012

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” What we love we must protect. Our children cannot live without a functioning biosphere. Therefore, it’s our job as parents to ensure they have one.” – Sandra Steingraber, Acclaimed Ecologist, Author, Survivor

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Monday Notes – April 9, 2012

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” Envision it: a world with more love in it, simply because we want it that way.” – Dr. Robert Epstein, Author, Professor

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Sunday Notes – April 8, 2012

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“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
—Walt Disney

 

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Wednesday Notes – April 4, 2012

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“Get your R.A.M. on! “R” is for Realization, when you REALIZE it all begins with you. Realize who you are before you know where to go.” – Erin Brockovich, Environmental Activist, Author

 

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Saturday Note – March 31, 2012

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“When you see an injustice, it is your personal responsibility to make a difference.” – Betsy Johnson, Educator, Community Organizer, Diversity Advocate

 

 

Thank you Mike W. for sending this one in.
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The World Requires Your Gifts...Please don't let us down.

Friday Notes – March 23, 2012

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” Laugh as much as possible. – Kristin Perry, Plaintiff, Perry versus Schwarzenegger

 

I believe everyone has a special, unique gift that only they possess and as we go through life our goal is to figure out that gift and share it with the ones around us. However there are many who never develop or realize that gift and it goes with them to the grave. Please do not be one of those who never tap into their full potential. We require your gifts, please don’t let us down.

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