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I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say "Because of you I didn't give up."

Plan B, Status Quo, No Matter What!

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I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say "Because of you I didn't give up."

I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say “Because of you I didn’t give up.”

I am so proud of my friends!

Right now I have a number of friends who are going out into the world to make things happen. They are taking their lives into their own hands and not waiting around for what the Universe may drop into their lap.

No sirree-bob!

They are true definitions of people who StandUpAndLead in their own lives and in return it not only will manifest into something wonderful but the example they set for their kids, family, friends, co-workers, employees and people they touch is much further reaching.

They don’t settle for the Status Quo and in many cases are taking it upon themselves to change old structures that are no longer working. Looking at what doesn’t work, Masterminding, collaborating, calling in their connections and together creating a wave of change.

They are from all walks of life and backgrounds, from different states, foster homes, divorced homes and homes where parents have been happily married for 40+ years. No matter their circumstances and where they started they still have that internal drive and ambition, that “No MATTER WHAT”, can do attitude and knowing that “If it is meant to be, it is up to me”.

Granted as they travel down this path, as when we all do, it isn’t full of beautifully smelling roses. No we all get pricked by a rose thorn. The job doesn’t manifest the way we want, the speaking contract doesn’t go through, the invention direction & business plan takes a turn or business plan changes completely but that does not stop them.

Nope.

They keep moving forward. Onto Plan B.

They realize there are lots of options left. “How can I?”. They are the creators of their destiny, they dictate how they react in a situation and how they CHOOSE to move forward. For all they know it is a blessing in disguise to learn the lessons they had to learn in the moment to allow them to really appreciate and have the skills and background for the next adventure in their lives.

I am so Proud of them! They never give up. They keep moving forward. It is people like them who are the NEW leadership, the NEW movers and shakers, the NEW creators of a life worth living.

I am blessed to be surrounded by them. They inspire me. They inspired this writing today.

Thank you for being you, for making a difference in my life, a difference in the lives of others and because of that ripple effect who knows how many other lives will be touched and changed for the better forever. You are the people who will have others come up to you and say “Because of you, I didn’t give up.” If it has not happened yet…let me be the first!

Love You My Friends!

Shay Wheat

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What others think about you ISN'T important...what you think about yourself means EVERYTHING!

What others Think vs What you Think

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What others think about you ISN'T important...what you think about yourself means EVERYTHING!

What others think about you ISN’T important…what you think about yourself means EVERYTHING!

 

Sticky Note of the Day: “What others think about you ISN’T important…what you think about yourself means EVERYTHING!”

When in our developmental cycle of growing up do we learn that other people’s opinion of us is more important than how we feel, think and see ourselves? If you look at a baby or young child they are so happy and excited to learn and discover new things about themselves and their environment (oh look, at toe!)  that they really don’t seem all that interested in what we (and others) think about them finding their toe.

However somewhere in that growing up process we “Learn” that we are to put others thoughts, feelings, and desires above our own. We stop listening to our Gut and our intuition and start “people pleasing”.

WHY!!??

What does that do for us? Where has it taken us? Granted I am not saying do things out of spite just to hurt another but if you truly want to (or not want to) do something why not go after it. Why do we feel like we don’t deserve our dreams because it may inconvenience someone else for the time being?

I feel it is time for us to Stand Up And Lead ourselves again. Discover new things and create new experiences. They don’t have to be huge and drastic but why not go to the beach one weekend, perhaps by yourself because you have had a internal feeling or “calling” to go. You are always in choice and you always have options. It is time to stop making excuses and FIND A WAY to make it happen. Ask friends and family if they can watch the kids for the day or a few hours even. Save your Starbucks money for a week and use the money for gas to make that trip to the beach.

W.I.T.=Whatever it Takes

W.I.T. to start believing in you again and not allowing that gripping hold of what others MIGHT be thinking about you. You have one life to live so why not start living it! The time is now. Make it happen. I believe in you. You have the means to change your life. The real question is…are you ready?

I look forward to seeing you on your own “beach” whatever that may mean for you.

Much Love,

Shay

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i am in the moment most when i am rendering service

Being in “The Moment”

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i am in the moment most when i am rendering service This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with my good friend, Ryan John Phillips, creator of the “Return to Happiness” documentary, book and movement. We haven’t spoken for a few days so in our “catching up” Ryan said the following… “You know Shay, I am in the moment most, when I am rendering service.” After he said it we both had a “Whoa” feeling. That statement just seemed to resonate at such a high level that it physically made me sit back in my chair with an immediate reply of “Wow Ryan, that is good.”

So what does it mean to be “in the moment”? For me, it is being aware and conscious of your self and your surroundings. To be grounded in the here and NOW, not worrying about the future or the past, and taking a look at all the greatness that surrounds you. It is a feeling of calmness (vs the chaos most may be used to). Too many times we get caught up in the “what ifs” in life. What if I don’t get the promotion, what if I miss my flight, what if I _______ (fill in the blank). It is amazing how that blank is usually filled with something negative. Not too often do I hear “What if I change someones life for the better today”.

Why? Sadly we are programmed more negatively than positively with all the media, news, distractions, etc in the world to keep us in fear and continuing the thoughts of lack. That is one of the huge driving factors of starting StandUpAndLead. It is to assist in being in the moment, shifting consciousness and awareness to see the good that surrounds us vs looking at the negative. There will always be both, but life is a TON more fun to live in a positive space vs a negative one (if you find yourself in a negative space, try positive for a day…if you don’t like it you can always go back :-) ).

What being of service and being in the moment allows you to do is start that shift of turning around the negative “what ifs” in life to seeing the good in the world, how you can help and as the great Zig Ziglar has always said “If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.” By being in the moment, you are aware of those opportunities to be of service, assist others and through the Law of Reciprocity more good will come to you in greater abundance.

Enjoy “The Moment”.

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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journey is the reward - taoist proverb

The Journey Is the Reward

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Have you noticed, as you start to do more personal development work, that friends and relationships may no longer work the way they used to. The time you had together fit then but no longer seems to fit now. That’s okay. People come into our lives for days, weeks, months, perhaps a season or for a lifetime. The goal is to learn the lesson and accept the blessings for the time you spend together.  You may also notice that the universe will test you. Test you to see if what you say you no longer want and what you want are in alignment with which direction you take when given the choice and opportunity to choose what you did in the past or choose the new path and new direction you say you want to go in.

It is also very interesting to watch this transpire as a coach because I get to see this happen in my clients world and I too get an opportunity choose the direction I will head (you can’t teach that what you don’t know and don’t experience, right!?). I too get to choose which relationships I will keep, who will fall away and who may re-enter my world down the line. Yes I am a coach that does talk the talk and walk the walk. I am on a journey just as you are and recently a very new friend came into my world, however he is one of those connections where you feel like you have known each other FOREVER! I feel this picture he sent sums it all up quite nicely “The Journey is the Reward”.

Enjoy your Journey my friends.

In Gratitude,

Shay Wheat

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I believe I am here for a reason and my purpose is greater than any of my challenges!

Inspirational Notes & Inspirational Quotes – August 29, 2012

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If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” -Yogi Berra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"You are so worth it, go for it Today!" - Chris Teehee

Inspirational Notes and Inspirational Quotes – July 19, 2012

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Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Today I challenge you. I challenge you to step into the sunshine, to “Go for it” as the sticky below from Chris Teehee suggests. You are worth it and the world deserves to see you shine. It is when you shine that you unconsciously give others the power within themselves to shine as well. It is a ripple effect that starts when you decide to Stand Up And Lead for yourself, for the power and passion you have within to make a difference for you and thus the world at large. It starts with one, why not you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I heard this from a good friend the other day and I loved it so much that it truly deserved to be on a sticky note. :-)

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Stand Up And Lead Note posted by jullian ocoma takeuchi

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.

Stand Up And Lead Note posted by jullian ocoma takeuchi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Wednesday Notes – May 2, 2012

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“‘Ole!’ to you, just for having the sheer human love and stubbornness to keep showing up.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author Eat, Pray, Love

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