Reasons for #Optimism.

For the past 2 years I’ve been investing in the most valuable asset I own; my mind.

Reading 20 minutes every morning, working with a mentor, and listening to audio recordings when I’m exercising or driving my car.

My thinking has evolved and sharpened, not only as a result of learning but also by permanently removing alcohol from my life. If you are under the grand delusion that regular drinking does not damage your brain take a moment to read this link:

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/aa63.htm

My Life Leadership business really took off once I found sobriety, this was no accident.

Today I run 2 profitable ventures, and both businesses require more thinking than any type of real physical labor.

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Last year my parents retired and moved from NJ to my community here in Florida, and it has been a blessing to have them back in my life, especially after many years of only seeing them once or twice a year.

When Mom and Dad joined the local Methodist church I decided to follow along, and now I’m beginning to get to know the folks in our church family as well.

Being in that church every Sunday morning, growing closer to my Creator… there is no downside to that.

When I reached a low point in my life a few years ago I had prayed a simple prayer:

“Lord, I can’t handle these burdens alone, I put myself in Your hands, lead me as you see fit, point my talents and passions in the direction of Your glory, Amen.”

I believe that I was led to Life Leadership, I needed the wisdom and positive association with the people of faith in the Life business. It’s impossible to listen to Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady CDs without fundamentally changing your perspective on wealth and success.

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I’m 42 years old, and many men my age get off track.

If you are in the same season of life (and find yourself struggling) I’d encourage you to reach out to a mentor who has gone through similar trials, especially if that mentor is a good man of faith.

God has a plan for you, as He has a plan for all of us, but you have to be open to what that plan might be, and humble enough to accept it.

As it says in the Book of John:

“And the light shineth into the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

Benjamin T. Alexander

March 2016

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