The Quick Fix

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."

~ Greg Anderson

My email inbox, my twitter direct messages, and my Internet browsing all seem to be filling up with the same thing these days…the “Quick Fix.” It has me confused.

Double your income in 30 days! Find your perfect relationship in only 7 days! Become a millionaire in 17 minutes or less. Come on people Continue reading

Manifesto Statements – Part 2

Last week we took a bit of a closer look at each of the first 7 statements of the You, Unlimited Manifesto, now it is time to look at the rest of them. These statements are the guiding force of my own life, and of the You, Unlimited website, blog, and community. I seriously believe in the power of following them and letting them guide my actions, my thoughts, and my life.Manifesto - Web - 8-14

Okay…on with it

8. Follow YOUR passions…They are the window to your life’s purpose.

You passions are more than just something that thrills you. They are much more than things you like to do or things that interest you. Your passions are yours because they will help guide you to achieving your life’s purpose. Continue reading

Unexpected Inspiration

“Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much.”

– Jim Carrey

You Tube can be a wonderful source of inspiration. I recently came across one of the most inspirational videos I have seen in quite some time...I think it had more impact because it was from such an unexpected source.

The video is from The Journey of Purpose (TJOP), but the audio they used was taken from a commencement address given by Jim Carrey at the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in 2014.

Most of us know Jim Carry as a comedian and actor, and somehow we really don't expect Continue reading

Manifesto Statements – Part 1

The You, Unlimited Manifesto has been out for a week now. I am hoping that it has provided our members and readers with some food for thought, and some inspiration to start or continue the journey in a conscious fashion.

I am going to take this opportunity to expand a bit on the 14 statements contained within the Manifesto. I’ve decided to break this into 2 posts so that the posts don’t get too long.Manifesto - 1-7

Here we go…

  1. Your life is about YOU!

This one is pretty simple…or is it? Your life is about YOU! “Well,” you say, “of course it is.”

If we really believe the statement, then why do most of us spend most of Continue reading

Why “PERSONAL” Significance?

“Each of us has a significant place in the tapestry of the world's story. The Creator, created it so. When we are misplaced or displaced from our singular significance—from fear, lack of integrity, playing small—the entire world is deficient. Each human being's expressive contribution is essential and impactful—including yours. So, Shine!”

LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier

Over the last while I have been asked by several people why I have chosen to use the term “personal significance.” Why not just significance?

I chose the You, Unlimited Mission, “helping people to discover their true inner selves and pursue their potential by living a life of personal significance,” for good reason. You see, “personal significance” is all that is important to you, to me, to anyone.

Let’s start by taking a look at something that will put our lives and their importance in perspective. Watch the video below. Continue reading

The You, Unlimited Manifesto

manifesto

[man-uh-fes-toh]

noun;

  1. a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization.

With a community such as ours, it is only fitting that we make a strong declaration of the things we believe in...the principles and beliefs that we intend to live our life by. Below is the declaration that You, Unlimited, has come up with to help members and readers to remember what life is all about.

Living a life of personal significance is no easy feat. It's important to have something Continue reading

A Life of Personal Significance

"A life of personal significance is a life where you matter most to yourself. It is a life lived in the fulfillment of your purpose, through your passions and preferences. It is the most satisfying life that you can imagine multiplied by ten million."

~ Don Francis

The whole point of this blog and this website is to help people along the path to living a life of personal significance. That’s really an easy thing to say, and a much more difficult thing to do. But before I get started, I need to answer that one burning question for you.

“Don, what the heck do you mean by ‘a life of personal significance?’” Well that is a very simple question with a very complicated answer. In this post I will try to answer it to the best of my ability, given the limitations of Continue reading

And So It Begins…

It is finally here (tomorrow – Tuesday July 14, 2015)…the (re)launch of the You, Unlimited website and blog. I am very excited about this project. It has changed a lot since its inception in 2011. I never did much with it then, but now I am ready to go and it is going to be a wild ride!

I want to welcome everyone. Each visitor has come here for a purpose. Each visitor has his or her own set of questions. Each person that is visiting is looking for Continue reading

A Plea for Expansion

Universe

“Dreams are the Universe’s plea for expansion.”

~ Don Francis

Do you have a dream? Of course, I am talking about something that you wish to bring about in your life – a change that you wish to make in your world. Your dreams, of course, are more than mere tasks. They are more than easy goals that only remain goals because you haven’t gotten around to doing them yet.

The dreams that I am talking about are much bigger than that…the possibility of them is Continue reading

Happiness Is Not a Thing to Be Found

Happiness

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere."

~ Agness Repplier

I spent a lot of time searching for happiness. I felt that I had never truly been happy. I chased dream after dream, often giving up because I didn’t see any progress.

“I’ll be happy when…” (fill in the blank) was my credo. I pursued happiness with a vengeance; no matter what I did, it remained as elusive as Continue reading