Burn the Ships

“Burn the Ships…” When Cortés and his men made land at the New World in 1519, he instructed his men to burn their ships, sending a very clear message that they were committed to this journey, that there was no turning back. “Burn the ships…” Can you imagine THAT conversation and how it went?!? Oh, to be a fly on THAT wall…. It probably went something like, “…but we just got here…” or “…how will we get home?” But that was the point. By burning the ships, he and his 600 or so crew were forced to make the best … Continue reading Burn the Ships

The Power of the Tongue

​”So shall my word be that goes forth from my out; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”  ~ Isaiah 55:11 Do you realize how much power your words have?  Your words have power!  They influence your actions and your thinking. As you say things to yourself and others, you start to see those things coming true – the good AND the bad.  As you start to see those things coming true, you begin to believe more in what you have said, and … Continue reading The Power of the Tongue

Who’s Your Hiram?

Who is Assisting You With Your Destiny? You have to have someone assist you to get to your destiny. The assist comes from mentors, sponsors, and advocates. Mentoring Mentoring is a relationship where a person in your area of interest, industry, or career uses their knowledge and experiences to provide support and guidance. Mentoring can be formal or informal based on the arrangement you agree upon and how the relationship was initiated.  Mentors are concerned with helping you achieve your best, so long as you are willing to listen to their candid, constructive feedback and do the work. Sponsors Sponsors … Continue reading Who’s Your Hiram?

Sometimes You Have to be Like Nike and Just Do It!

Sometimes you have to “Just Do it”. Action is a daunting idea when it comes to stepping out of your comfort zone, engaging your passion, vision, and destiny.  We allow fear to paralyze us and keep us from moving, and justify it by saying “I’m just going to wait on the [right moment, Divine Providence, Lord, the Universe, perfect plan…]”.  The problem is that we do nothing in the meantime and we have just given up our ownership of the process! Jane loved what she did.  She was able to be as free and creative as she wanted to be, … Continue reading Sometimes You Have to be Like Nike and Just Do It!

40 Days: Day 5 – Love

(Instagram series @drgaillewis) Day 5: Love You are your first true love.  As you grow and evolve, learn to continually fall in love with who you will be as well as who you are. If you don’t love yourself where you are at, it will be harder to move yourself to where you want to be. Why? Because self love demands that you always want the best for you. Would you put ARCO gas in a Bugatti? Probably not, because you want only the best for the best.  You should view yourself the same way…. You should ALWAYS want the … Continue reading 40 Days: Day 5 – Love