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Successful Networker Choices to simplify your life

“When you are upset remind yourself the cause of your discomfort is your own attitude. This is freedom.”
~Dr. Lee Jampolsky

Excerpted from Stress is a Choice – 10 Rules to Simplify Your Life

Stress is a Choice:

Several years ago while listening to my pastor give a Sunday sermon, he spoke about how life is made up of a series of choices. It made me realize that my hectic professional and personal life was of my choosing. Therefore, a life of stress had become my choice.

Many of us hurry through life going from one place to the next, focused on conquering the next mountain, making the next deal, running the next errand, and believing we will never have enough time to do all the things we need to get done. Yet, there is all the time in the world if we just realize that we are the creators of this life we choose to live. That’s right. Life is a series of choices and being free from stress is one of those choices.

Whether your business life is overly complicated or your personal life (or both), you have chosen this current system of chaos. The world is a tantalizing swirl of getting the next "fix," tempting us to fit more and more things, people and processes into our lives, personally and professionally. And because we are so busy being busy, it’s easy to be lured into the fray, with our lengthy to-do lists. Yet, the greatest achievements have often come from the simplest of ideas and in the simplest forms.

To experience a simplified life, we first have to learn to slow down long enough to see through all the clutter. We need to realize that we are powerful magnets that attracted this life to ourselves – no matter what – good or bad.

After you read through the 10 Rules to Simplify Your Life, my wish for you is that you commit to simplify and enrol others for support. Take out a blank sheet of paper and create the life you truly want to live – with less stress and complexity – one that is anchored by a clear sense of your unique and simple purpose. 


Life isn’t about what happens to us. It’s about how we perceive what happens to us.

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence
Successful Networker

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Successful Networker be Inspired by this man

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The secret of accomplishment is concentration, or the art of turning all your power upon just one point at a time. 
Hope Is Not A Strategy

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There was a time when my life was going ok. I was working a lot of hours, making a lot of money, and enjoying my free time.

Like many of you, I suspect, this was ok. At the time I was working about 70 hours a week. I was struggling to make it through the day, and hoping that things would get better. I hoped that my career would slow down. I hoped that I would be able to take some time off soon. I hoped that I could begin to take better care of myself. Then things began to go downhill. But, I still hoped that they would get better soon.

That is when I learned that hope is not a strategy.

What happened next is a long story. I will give you the short version. One dayHope is a powerful weapon and no one power can stop it everything was fine, and the next day things went downhill fast. I didn’t feel well so I went to see a doctor. He had me transported to the hospital by ambulance immediately. Within a couple of days I went from healthy, to not expected to make it through the day. After multiple surgeries, I made a miraculous recovery. There is no medical reason that I am alive today. Except for some problems with my voice, I am very much alive and well.

When your whole life consists of lying in a hospital bed looking at the ceiling, you have a lot of time to think. You have all of time in the world to think about what is most important to you.

If you are like me, you will discover that it is not your job, or your money, or the things in your life. It is your health and your relationship with the people who matter the most to you.

You may be wondering why I am sharing this story with you today. I am sharing it because I want you to you know that when things start to go downhill in your life, they go downhill really fast. That is what happened to me, but it doesn’t have to happen to you.

Take some time today to step back and be pro-active. Take some time to take control of your life. Decide what is most important to you, and create a plan to get there.

Take a step back and remember hope is not a strategy.

HOPEDo something.

Start by choosing to take control.

Start by figuring out what is really important to you!

Start by thinking about how to nurture the relationships with people who matter the most to you.

If you do, you’ll be way, way ahead of most people. You will have the satisfaction of knowing you’re living your life by design and not by default. You will be living your life on purpose.

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.

Robert Kiyosaki


Gray Lawrence Ambitious

& Successful Networker

Life is The Sum of All Our Choices – Albert Camus

Successful Networker Be Different

"To be able to shape your future, you have to be willing and able to change your paradigm." Joel Barker

RE: It’s very easy to be different…

I am reading a biography of Jony Ive right now. He’s the SVP of Design at Apple, Inc.

Jony talks a lot about the story of a product. When he talks about that, the place he begins that story is with the end user. That is what matters, after all. How the products impact the lives of the customers. When you’re positioning yourself in the marketplace, you’re basically communicating the story of you.

It you are making mistakes it means you are out there doing somethingIn order to communicate that story, you have to have one. And it needs to be told in a way where your prospects actually care about it. That’s why you start with your client as the focus and work from there. To get noticed, your story needs to be different. That’s step 1, but it’s not the end. Differentiation gets you attention, it does not seal the deal.

Here’s a quote of Ive’s that pretty much nails what we’re trying to do:

“It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.”

The way you tell your story and the positioning you create for yourself needs to communicate that you are better in some way.

Not a better “person,” a better CHOICE.

When I’m working with a Platform Express client, we’re looking for the right way to communicate how you’re better. We want to do it in a way that nails people right between the eyes. Clarity and simplicity are the keys.Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favour

You can do this with words, you can do it with action (my favourite method), you can use a combination.  No matter what method you choose, the goal is the same. What makes you a better choice for your clients over all of their other choices?

You want to learn to see that answer. Or get help if you can’t.


Gray Lawrence

Ambitious Networker

Success doesn’t come to you – you go to it. — Marva Collins

Successful Networker Inspire by Angela Gower-Johnson

Go Make Pies only added PMA Pictures/Quotes.

Wise Words  “Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.” -Mahatma Gandhi


If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

hands round heart

All of life comes to me with ease, joy and glory.

What I have learned is that we are all infinite beings with infinite power, abilities and access to infinite amounts of love.

Look at nature and see how abundant it is, with plants, trees, birds, flies, animals abound. The same amount of abundance is available to each and every one of us.

We are all infinite beings, we are equal, not better than, not worse than, but we all still have a unique essence (flavour). As an individual, you matter. You add something to the mix called life that only you can add. Honour that. Honour you. Know with every fibre of your being that you are valued and loved beyond words.

The best thing you can do for anyone, including yourself, is to adore you, your body, and your life. Adoring yourself will allow you to receive the greatness of who you really be. By being that greatness of who you truly are, you will positively effect your environment just by breathing.

What is your job here? Your job is to be the best that you can be.

How do you do that? You do that by adoring your self, your body and your life. You allow yourself to expand into your greatness regardless of how uncomfortable it can be for others.

Be easy on yourself! Nurture yourself. That is what the Universe wants from you.

Your emotions will not deceive you and they will always reflect the truthWhen you see someone achieving something great, take it as a sign that it has opened a door of greatness for you and others. Often when others win the lottery or get a sought-after, high-paying job, we can take it badly. Somehow, so many of us have developed a ‘pie mentality’: if someone gets the coveted job, we think that a big portion of the pie is gone and we are left with just a smidgen.

The reality is that when anyone gets a coveted job, wins the lottery or does well in business, it creates more pies, so that others have the opportunity to do the same.

Go make pies. You deserve it, your friends and loved ones deserve it!

You are a powerful infinite being. Be you and change the world!

I love you. Thank you!

Life Power Tip  Listen, listen, listen and then…listen some more. Hearing is not the same thing as listening. Listening means using all of the senses that you have available to you and shutting off your own chatter. Mostly when we listen to others we “chatter” opinions or judgments about what’s being said or we’re devising what it is that we’re going to say next. Could you truly listen and “be with” the other person when they speak?

Gray Lawrence
Successful & Ambitious Networker

Your vision is in Your Mind

Successful Networker another Inspired message to read


So often when things change in our lives, we have such a resistance to the change. This is because when people see a big change appearing they are often fearful that it is something bad. But it is important to remember that when something big changes in our lives, it means something better is coming. There cannot be a vacuum in the Universe, and so as something moves out, something must come in and replace it. When change comes, relax, have total faith, and know that the change is ALL GOOD. Something more magnificent is coming to you!

May the joy be with you, Rhonda Byrne

Dare To Be You

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Be who you are. Don’t try to mimic anyone else. Be uniquely you, because (and this is quite amazing) there is no one else in this world exactly like you and never will be!

If you continue to strive to be someone you’re not, you’ll not only remain unhappy and unfulfilled, you’ll also deprive others of the gift of yourself—the very special “someone” only you can give.

That would be a tragedy.

Okay, so now you may wonder. . .

“How can I be myself if I don’t really know who I am yet?”

Good question. The first thing I’d recommend is to take in a big breath and begin to relax. Relax your body, relax your mind. Don’t try to figure it all out at once. You can’t anyway, so forget about it.

Your heart beats without having to remind it to, right?

You breathe without having to remember, correct?

Next, realize that your mind needs to be put in its proper place—as your assistant, not your ruler (although it always tries to be).

Take a moment to reflect on all the things you’ve worried about in your life and if your greatest fears were ever realized? How much time did you waste fretting over a situation to no avail? Did it not stop you from experiencing the very moment you were in? Good or bad, was it worth it?

Now, think back on all the great things that have occurred in your life so far. Were they planned out? Possibly, but count how many weren’t, the ones that came unexpectedly, the best kind of pleasures. I know you know what I mean here.

So, it’s time to tell your brain to stop thinking too much about what you SHOULD do,

where you SHOULD go, and who you SHOULD be—before it’s too late! Remember, you’re not here to prove yourself to others. You’re not even here to prove yourself to yourself.

Instead, just quiet your mind and BE still, at least for a while, so your soul can finally hear and recognize your Spirit, the true ruler of your life.

Then, and only then, you’ll be able to release the desires that are deep within you waiting to get out. You can live from the inside out, not the other way around. You can be free from all the needless worry and anxiety that you’ve place upon yourself over the years.

Once you give yourself a chance to relax and really listen, like a flower blooms, your life will unfold without you having to fret about it. You’ll begin to catch glimpses of who you really are. You’ll begin to feel comfortable in your own skin. Imagine that!

Your life will bloom NATURALLY – the way all things are meant to BE.

I promise you, embarking on this wonderful journey of Self-discovery is the best thing you can allow for yourself.

group of friendsIt’s also the best thing you can do for others.

So what are you waiting for?

Shhhh! Listen!


Gray Lawrence

Ambitious & Successful Networker

Life is The Sum of All Our Choices – Albert Camus

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