Friday, March 29, 2013

Draw Bridge - Revolving Door


39 seconds

Is your mind and heart a draw bridge or a revolving door?  The difference is this:

Draw Bridges have to be lowered intentionally.  The gate keeper decides to whom he opens the gateway by lowering or refusing to lower the draw bridge.

The Revolving Door swings freely allowing anyone and everyone to enter at will. 

Which do you allow?

Do you choose what comes into your life, or do you swing wide the door and allow any idea or any dogma to wander in, sit a spell, and take up space?

Sometimes we need to keep certain “experiences” on the outside.

You control the lever. 

Draw bridge or revolving door?

You get to choose.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

You Control Your Future


(Very Short)


Motivational speaking giant Tony Robins reminds us of a choice principle.


“Your past does not 
control your future.”


You have 100% control from this day forward.



Seize the day – and the night.

What’s past is past – you are now fully responsible from this moment forward. 

Think about that one.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Monday, March 25, 2013

What We Seek


28 seconds

We all are seekers. 
  We want connection.
    We want to be understood.
      We want to be heard.
        We want to be loved.
          We want to do a good job.

Help us, please.

Above all, we seek to be able to trust you. 

Every person – EVERY PERSON we meet goes through the critical first 30-seconds to two minutes trust test.  
Do I like you?
Will I listen to him/her?
Above all, will I trust him/her?

That is what we seek the most – TRUST!  We long to trust you. 

Give us reasons to give you trust.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thinking


26 seconds

Do you realize how dangerous thinking can be?  It is powerful stuff.

People change when they think too much.
Laws get changed.
Products get invented.
We see differently when we think.
Even medical advances come from thinking. 

Better be careful with this one.  If you think too much you might just change into better, faster, more useful, lighter, thinner, and more productive.

The world might get better because of your thinking. 

Now we wouldn’t want that to happen, would we?


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Giving Up

17 Seconds

Sometimes you have to just give up. 
 
Quit.  
Stop.
No more.
Never gonna do that again.

We sometimes just have to give up …

Smoking
Drinking
Eating to excess
Bad habits
Bad ideas
Negative thinking

Giving up can be good for a person.

Really!


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Monday, March 18, 2013

Inner Wealth


27 seconds

What is your inner wealth?  I’m not asking about your bank account – yet.

-What have you done with what you’ve experienced in your life?

-What books have you read that make a difference?

-How are you acting on that information?

-What fresh thoughts have you had lately about any aspect of your life?

-How is it working out for you by watching all those reality shows and sitcoms?

-Sooner or later, your inner wealth will rise up and influence your outer wealth.

Just something to consider while you do whatever it is you do.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Wrappings


27 seconds

I have a really strong message for you today.  Here it is:

Don’t miss the song 
because of the singer.

And we’re not just talking about singing here.  We miss so much because of the way something looks.  We write off individuals, books, and a thousand other experiences that could really benefit us and bring us joy because of the way they look on the surface.

Check out another blog of mine to get the full story.



The music is everywhere and in all things.  We simply need to tune in.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

See the Future


20 seconds

Can you see the future?  I can, and you can too with a little help.

It’s called imagination. 

We can imagine a brighter and better future and it begins as an inside job. 

What do you see?
Where are you?
What are you doing?
Are you happy?

Plans for your future begin NOW.

Just imagine what your future may be.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Monday, March 11, 2013

Public Praise


22 Seconds

Everyone loves public praise.  Having your talents mentioned in a public forum is like eating honey on a hot biscuit.  It goes down real easy. 

John Maxwell says “Compliments in front of others are the most effective ones you can give.”


I dislike public ridicule, but you can praise me any time you wish in public. 


Want to give out eagle’s wings?  Give someone a public compliment and watch them soar.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Gift of Dignity


35 seconds



Have you given the gift of dignity lately?

Here are some ways to give this esteeming gift.
 
-Smile at a wait-person or retail sales clerk

-Look at your spouse/children

-Listen to your spouse/children by taking your hands and eyes off your iGadgets and the TV

-Appreciate small improvements in employees

-Thank a vendor for producing on time

-When criticizing, talk about the behavior, not the character of the person

-Show up on time

When we give the gift of dignity we leave room for personal acknowledgement, personal growth and the ability for one to hold onto oneself.  We preserve the individual without destroying their dreams, ideas and self-respect. 

What a gift to leave behind.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

You Have Permission


(The seed for this blog idea is based on a Seth Godin thought)
29 Seconds

Sometimes, most of the time, we simply have to stop asking for permission and start doing. 

Own your own actions.  Do the thing that is right and worth doing without waiting for permission.

You have permission to …
Create
   Speak up
      Stand up

Give generously
   Fail
      Ask questions

Offer help
   Call a significant friend
      Pray

Sing
   Become whatever you desire to become


You have permission to walk down any road, pursue any dream, and to love and be loved.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Monday, March 4, 2013

Genius


36 seconds


Genius status is tricky.  We love to put people on that pedestal.  But genius is relative to what you are comparing against.

Love this Albert Einstein quote:

“Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

My Mom grew up dirt-poor in Tennessee, and only had an eighth grade education.  She wasn’t well-known outside our little burg of a town, but she was a genius at making biscuits. 

What are you a genius at doing?

The world may not beat a path to your door, but I guarantee there is something you can do better, or faster, or more uniquely than anyone else.

Find your genius. 

Be proud of it.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time

Friday, March 1, 2013

Ship the Thing

39 seconds

I love the way Seth Godin thinks and writes.  He is famous for the book Purple Cow, Icarus Deception and a host of other business best-sellers.

He is hitting the phrase “Make Art” a lot these days and I love it.  We make art every time we do what we do best and show it to the world. 

The critical step after we make art is this – we have to ship it.  We have to press publish, show it to the world, post the video on You-Tube or in some way get our creation from the computer or work station to the marketplace. 

Seth says this in Icarus Deception:  “Art unshipped isn't art.”

If we don’t ship it, we've just wasted some good energy and we have nothing to show for it.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time