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Forget about the rollercoaster emotional ride of the day-to-day reports of the financial markets around the world, causing financial loss and emotional pain. By taking a step back and looking at what is happening it is staggering that every 5 seconds a child dies from hunger somewhere in the world: – this is the equivalent of 37 jumbo jets filled with children crashing everyday: 18,000 innocent souls.

This is clearly sobering, stomach-churning, soul destroying and in every way a devastating reality.

It’s very important for me to recognize that many families (of many types) are experiencing tougher conditions than they can handle and would otherwise like.

It’s important to remember that we have many great things in our lives and money is important but is only one part of the puzzle. It’s been said many times that people would rather be happy than have abundant amounts of money. The reality is that having abundant money makes depression, hardship or political oppression easier to cope with than does poverty and the resulting lack of control and despair.

Look and reflect upon the good things, and no doubt your situation and those close to you and you will quickly become more positive. If you simply can’t see through the forest of despair then please contact either Michael Marquette or myself as we believe it is essential to help depressed or troubled people wherever we can. Whether it’s through a chat, meeting or referring you to a professional we trust to help, we truly want to make a difference at Marquette Turner.

Let gravity draw you toward what you cherish, enjoy or would like to feel positive about. It doesn’t take an expensive Anthony Robbins course to achieve a positive attitude or outlook. At times it takes a helping hand to point you in the right direction and both Michael Marquette and I are available and willing to assist our clients, family and friends wherever possible – we are just a call or email away.

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Here’s some wisdom of Omar Periu, one of the world’s best known motivational speakers, here he gives ten ways that he keeps himself motivated which Marquette Turner recommends following:

  • Condition your mind. Train yourself to think positive thoughts.
  • Condition your body. It takes physical energy to take action.
  • Avoid negative people. Don’t take anything that they say seriously.
  • Always remain flexible. No plan should be cast in concrete.
  • Act with a higher purpose. If it doesn’t serve your goal, it’s wasted effort.
  • Take responsibility for your own results. Don’t credit luck, good or bad.
  • Stretch past your limits on a daily basis. That’s how you grow and evolve.
  • Don’t wait for perfection; do it now! Perfection’s the enemy of good enough.
  • Be careful of what you eat. It takes physical energy to succeed.
  • Hang around motivated people. The positive energy will rub off on you.

I know this stuff works from own my personal experience. After I came up with this list I began to read the list to myself at the beginning of each workday. For an entire week, I made a point of referring back to them every time I had a lull in my work schedule. By the end of the week, they were influencing my thinking so much that I felt like a new person.

Motivation is the ultimate root of success.

Have you lost your sex drive? Maybe your job is to blame. The National Sleep Foundation in Washington, in a poll released this month, cites prolonged workdays—including time spent working from home—for causing employees to “fall asleep or feel sleepy at work, drive [while] drowsy and lose interest in sex.” The organization says people are working longer hours, including average workdays of 9.5 hours, topped with an additional 4.5 hours each week working at home. More than one-fourth (28 percent) say lack of sleep interferes with their daily activities.

Deprived of sleep, nearly 30 percent are nodding off on the job, while 36 percent say they have fallen into slumber behind the wheel of a car. More than one-quarter say they drive drowsy during the workday and 12 percent said they have been tardy to work due to lack of sleep. Nearly one in five employees “have sex less often or have lost interest in sex” because they are too sleepy.

For the most part, employees are muddling through. Nearly two-thirds are “very likely to just accept their sleepiness and keep going.” Another 32 percent fuel their bodies and brains with caffeinated beverages. More than half (54 percent) rely on the weekends to try to catch up on lost sleep.

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