How To Become A Better Lover

Work like you don’t need the money.

Love like you’ve never been hurt.

Dance like nobody’s watching.

Satchel Paige 

My friend Jennifer Chernisky posted this quote on Facebook back in December.  As soon as I read the quote, I knew there was a blog post waiting to be written.

At first I thought the quote was good advice, but then I got to thinking about

“Love like you’ve never been hurt.”

And I realized that is not good advice – in my humble opinion.

“I’m So Hurt”

You learn from being hurt.

Your love improves from being hurt because

  • You know what not to do.
  • You know what to do differently.

So you can love better the next time.

As a result of your hurt, work like you do not need money and dance like no one is watching but…

Love like you have been hurt, hurt more than once.

Use being hurt to become a better lover.

40 Days of Joy, grief

Quotes To Help You “Achieve Anything”

When I decided to do “40 Days of Joy” for this year, I emailed my friends Katherine, Jennifer and Jeff for quotes either said by them or other that I could use in blog posts.  Hopefully the posts would speak to my readers, especially those grieving or going through another of life’s nasty events.

Here are the responses I received.  Hopefully you will be able to use one of these quotes as inspiration to “Achieve Anything“* in 2014.

Katherine’s Quote

“You will survive if you set a vision of what you want and do not want in your life.”

Katherine Miracle

Miracle Resources

Not only is it necessary to define what you want, but define what you do not want out of life.

Do you want to survive your grief journey, unemployment or other nasty life event? What does your  life look like once you survive that  journey? How will you know when you’ve reached the end of your journey?

A Dreamy Quote

Jennifer sent me this quote:

“What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail?”

Brian Tracy

The sky is the limit with this quote. Anything you dream for 2014 will be a success. What is it? What actions will you take to bring your idea to life?

Jeff’s Quote

Jeff emailed me this quote as one currently speaking to him. It is a powerful quote with a lot of truth behind it.

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”

Ferdinand Foch

This quote is my favorite of the three. Why –

A soul on fire is necessary to bring the other two quotes to life.

Your Favorite

So which quote will you use to as a mantra as you achieve greatness in 2014?

Or have you found another great quote, if so email me via the private contact form below or leave your comments in the public section.

* Former slogan of the bank where I used to work.


The Red Carpet Comes To Cleveland, OH

Always wanted to walk the red carpet?  Here is your chance.

On October 30th, my friend, Lisa Ryan, is hosting a Red Carpet premiere of the new film, “The Gratitude Experiment” at the historic Cedar-Lee Theater. Tickets start at just $25.00 – a great price for an inspirational and fun evening.  (After all, where else can you get on the red carpet for just $25???)  Please support this event and you’ll also be supporting “The Tour of Good Cheer,” an organization that has been helping Cleveland’s needy children and the homeless since 1984.   Visit www.gratitudeexperimentcleveland.com for tickets and full details.

In addition to the movie, Lisa is partnering with Jennifer Chernisky of Jennasis and Associates in presenting the Northeast Ohio THANKS Award. (Trustworthy, Helpful, Applaud others, Navigate life’s obstacles, gets to Know people and Serve others)

So walk the red carpet on October 30th with Lisa and other movers and shakers from Cleveland, OH.  You are sure to have a wonderful time.

Now if only we can get other cities to start their own THANKS award what wonderful world this would be.

( Next post: Thursday 10/17)