Thursday, September 30, 2010

Moving forward

We sometimes choose to hang onto things in our life that are not helping us at all—the things that at some point have hurt us, angered us, made us feel sad, or depressed us.

Its funny how we so intending on not letting go of the bad memories and those discomforts in our past is be on my comprehension, what I can say is, holding on to misery is very bad for your health, and is hindering your forward movement.

When we choose to hang on to a bad situation, we never move forward, and we even create physical or medical damage to our bodies. To prevent this from happening, we need to let go.

We really don’t know the extent of the damage that could cause from trying to keep what not good for your well been, it could reach where it can cause serious health problem for you body. The body functions are very delicate and work according to the feeling that is generated from how the mind thinks.

We go through different experiences in our lives, some are positive, and some we see as negative and unpleasant. When we hang on to a negative or unpleasant experience, we are constantly thinking about it. And when we constantly think about that negative event we prevent our selves from healing.

How many pleasant memories do you recall everyday? Chances are, like most people, you have a number of unpleasant experiences that you holding on to, which are preventing you from moving forward.

The more we carry the past the worse life gets. Why? Because we filled our mind up with negative experiences, because we continually hang on to something that doesn’t allow us to move forward, in short, we carry useless baggage that’s really slowing us down.

How would you like to let go of all those useless baggage, past bad relationships, and negative thoughts that hold you back or prevent you from achieving success in your life?

I know, you properly saying, sure it's easy to say: "Just let go - move forward - forget about it - just let go." Let's face it - that's easier said than done.

Okay, think about this; you're on a camping trip and have to walk a long distance through the mountains. Every so often you keep picking up some form of heavy objects, things that really don't serve your purpose, but you like them and want to hang on to them.

After a while these objects begin to get heavier and heavier on you, they slowing you
down and unless you get rid of them you’ll never get to your campsite. So, if you intend to reach you destination, you have to get rid of the unwanted objects.

The way that you do this is by simply getting your mind to focus on something different. It's not about saying I let go of the bad memories and move on. Although that will help but if you really want to start moving on then you have to get your mind to focus on new things, then you’ll automatically let go of the negative events and situations that have been slowing you down.

It’s like giving your mind new instruction to follow, focusing on what you want to happen not what happened already, focus on different things, in the process you will automatically let go of the things that have been slowing you down. At the same time you stop producing the negative energy that you created from the negative situations which only attracts more negativity. When you start focusing on the positive things in you life, and focus on what you want you out of your life, begin moving that energy and start attracting positive situations to help you create the life you desire.

This is a simple process that gets the mind moving in a new direction, and you stop building negative energy created from the negative events/emotions, which only attracts more negative situations. When you begin focusing on more positive things, you begin attracting positive situations. Where do I want to go now, and how do I plan to get there? Then you want to create a plan.

Motivation author/speaker Carl Mathis http://www.carlmathis.com
Author of "life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward. Now available at Amazon.coma and wherever books are sold.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Taking charge of your life

Sometimes we find our self saying things that we regret latter on in our life. In the heat of the moment is when most of the things are said out of anger and frustration, stepping back and taking some time to think about what you are going to say could make the different between you being able to accepting the situation.

What are you saying? Are your words good or bad, Positive or negative, happy or sad? The words from your mouth are they leading to failure or success. Do you ever wonder how you got into that mess? All these contribute to accepting the situation.

You are in charge of the words that you speak. Will you be strong, or will you be weak? Do you speak words of sickness, or words of health? Do you speak of poverty, or are your words of wealth? Speaking over your situation is a great way to dissolve any situation.

What you say each day is what comes to pass in your life.

Motivational speaker/author Carl Mathis http://ww.carlmathis.com
Author of "Life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward" Available now at Amazon and wherever books are sold..

Saturday, September 18, 2010

(Life is not what it used to be)

Life is just not what it used to be. There was a time when little boys and girls would play street games like kick-the-can, stick-ball, and tag. Those days have come and gone. The quality of television programs seems to have diminished. If you are not saying something profane, sexual, or degrading to somebody, then you are not popular. It seems like the world took a three hundred and sixty-degree turn in a negative way. Nobody wants to work anymore. It’s all about a quick fix, microwaved products, and fast food. Where are we heading by racing down this superhighway? It’s all about sex and degrading the wonder of God’s creation of the female figure. Innocent boys and girls are being violated on a regular basis. And then we have to worry about the terrorists, whose intention is to destroy those who stand for good. There was a time when the family was the most important thing to a person after God. Now you find mothers fighting against their daughters, fathers fighting against their sons, in-laws, and against each other. Is there any good in all the bad of this world? Is there anybody who has this special ability and quality of teaching about good in this? Yes.

Motivation speaker/author Carl Mathis, author of the book titled "life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward. His website htttp://www.carlmathis.com


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I WANT TO BE HAPPY:

Do you see yourself in this?

I WANT TO BE HAPPY:

I look around and I see so many smiling faces. I see couples walking down the boulevard hugging and kissing each other. Even at the ballpark people are cheering for their favorite team, while I walk around with a sad face. Well, enough is enough; from this day on I decided to make it my duty to have a smile on my face. God made me in his image, and I do not think God would appreciate me walking around with a sad face. I deserve to be happy, I want to be happy, and I am going to be happy from this day on, because I now know, with God, all things are possible.


LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT - seven steps to moving forward.
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It’s not often that many find life after death. But through the loss of his wife, Carl Mathis found the inspiration and the dedication to not only raise two successful sons, but to turn his turmoil into triumph for himself and those around him. While waiting on someone to come to his rescue—of hurt, depression and pain—he realized that the only person who could rescue him… was himself.

Life Is What You Make It is a heart-wrenching story of one man’s journey to glue his life back together after it had been broken into a thousand pieces. At a time when Mathis could have made excuses for his struggles and shortcomings, he chose to use them as stepping stones to get back on the mountaintop. This book will bring your personal fears and failures to the forefront, make you accept responsibility, and condition your mind to make the right decisions moving forward. In this life, you define the norm! Let the next chapter of your life be one of purpose, prosperity and fulfillment. Your life is what you make it, so create your own definition!

If he would have thrown in the towel in 2005, Mathis would have never published his debut novel Life is What You Make It: Build a Better Life for You and Your Family, or his upcoming book Life is What You Make It: Seven Steps to Moving Forward. In addition to his most recently published works, he also writes feature stories for The Royal Chronicle, his church’s monthly newsletter. Carl Mathis seeks to not only give people hope and encouragement for a season, but for a lifetime. He currently serves as a minister and elder at Holy Ghost Tabernacle Ministries in Goulds, FL.

For speaking engagements or to find out more about Carl Mathis, visit www.carlmathis.com or email info@carlmathis.com

Saturday, September 11, 2010

HOLDING ON TO THE UNKNOWN

We sometimes choose to hang onto things in our life that are not helping us at all—the things that at some point have hurt us, angered us, made us feel sad, or depressed us.

Its funny how we so intending on not letting go of the bad memories and those discomforts in our past is be on my comprehension, what I can say is, holding on to misery is very bad for your health, and is hindering your forward movement.

We really don’t know the extent of the damage that could cause from trying to keep what not good for your well been, it could reach where it can cause serious health problem for you body. The body functions are very delicate and work according to the feeling that is generated from how the mind thinks.

When we choose to hang on to a bad situation, we never move forward, and we even create physical or medical damage to our bodies. To prevent this from happening, we need to let go.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

When the going get tough, what is your respond.

By Gary Alan Ruse


CARL MATHIS
Cutler Bay resident Carl Mathis, a minister and elder at Holy Ghost Tabernacle Ministries in Goulds, brought out his first book in March of last year after overcoming a personal tragedy. That book was Life Is What You Make It: Build a Better Life for You and Your Family.

“When I lost my wife in December of 2005, my life took a dramatic turn for the worse,” Mathis said. “Trying to raise three boys while grieving was not an easy task, so in a sense, I could sympathize with someone who may need to know that if I could tread the path of difficulty and come out victorious, they could also.”
His new book, Life Is What You Make It: Seven Steps to Moving Forward, will be published on Aug. 17 by Tate Publishing. The 104-page paperback will be available through Amazon.com and other booksellers.

“As I look around I see so many people who have lost a loved one or somebody who is close to them, and they are having such a difficult time coping with the separation that I felt compelled to share my story in an attempt to help someone else to overcome and move forward as I did.”

Although drawn from the challenges of his personal sorrow and fears, Mathis’s debut volume was primarily an inspirational book telling people not to give up on their dreams. The new book deals more with the grief process and how to survive it and prevail.

“My first book was generally geared to motivate anyone who needs encouragement and motivation in such a time as this,” Mathis said. “However, although everyone could benefit from reading this new book, the primary theme is to share how I was able to lift the burden and stressful thoughts and move on with my life. I am hoping that my story and how I did it could help

Someone in a similar situation.”
Mathis also writes feature stories for his church’s monthly newsletter, The Royal Chronicle; teaches bible classes, and spends time volunteering with Shepherd’s Care, an outreach program designed to help those in need and the homeless. Mathis also is furthering his theological studies through the National Alliance of Progressive Churches.

The book’s publisher describes Life Is What You Make It as a book that “will teach you how to overcome any crippling situation you find yourself in and stimulate personal and spiritual growth by accepting the situation, taking responsibility, conditioning your mind, choosing to make right decisions, building a team, believing, and defining the new normal.”

When you purchase the book you also get a free audio download of the book.
For more information about the book, visit Mathis’ website at www.carlmathis.com or www.Amazon.com.

Motivation speaker/author Carl Mathis http://www.carlmathis.com

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BOOK REVIEW by Anita Finley

BOOK REVIEW: LIFE is What You Make It...
seven steps to moving forward

Author: Carl Mathis — Reviewed by Anita Finley

Carl Mathis writes about the dramatic change he experienced when suddenly his wife died. He said that he waited a long time hoping someone would come to his assistance but that didn’t really happen. And it was at that defining moment that he found out that life is what you make it, and that another cannot make your life for you. There is so much motivation on the pages of this small, but powerful book, that it requires re-reading to absorb the excellent messages. One of his chapters, “Accept the Situation” probably affects each and ever y one of us at some time of our life. Mathis continually reassures us that we have the ability to achieve anything we want or need. One should ask if hanging on to negative past events makes everyone feel better or worse?

We all know the answer, it’s just how to accomplish being positive and not letting the negativity that surrounds us interfere. To prove Mathis’ point, throughout the chapters, there are biblical references that match what the paragraphs have inferred. It’s all put together very nicely. Taking responsibility for who you are and what you do is probably the most important task of your being. Because the author is a minister, it is easy to understand why so much sounds like listening to a Sunday morning sermon. In our time where technology keeps us unfocused, between cell phones, I-phones, Blackberries, computers, Blue Ray Video, TV, and ever so much more” noise,” the author says that in order to make the right decisions, one must stay focused. “If you ever want to make your dreams come true, you need focus to play a big role in your life. Don’t give up and fall short t of your goal!” He also discusses how time is so valuable and it is important to use it wisely. We all know that but how do we stay focused to do that? Stay focused!

After reading Mathis’ book, I felt that his chapter, “Condition Your Mind,” says it all. It begins with “the mind is the seat of perception, self-consciousness, thinking, believing, remembering, hoping, desiring, wiling, judging, analyzing, evaluating, and reasoning. To accomplish success requires that you change your mind— get away from selfish and negative thinking, which are par t of human nature.” This is an excellent book to read if you need motivation for anything: weight loss, smoking, any addictions, but as a general “good feeling” book. There are so many excellent messages throughout the chapters. And the best par t, it is such easy and fast reading! About the author: Carl Mathis is a minister who devotes his life with a passion for helping all people who are in need of help. He is also the single parent of three boys.

Carl hopes that LIFE is What You Make It will be an encouragement for all people who have experienced any type of situation similar to his own. He strongly believes that nothing is impossible to achieve once you put your mind to it. His dedication of his book is to his wife, Dale Averill Delaney Mathis, “who died before I could get an opportunity to put pen to paper” and to his three sons: Jaron, Carl Jr. and Torrey.

(LIFE is What You Make It was published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises,
www.tatepublishing.com) Cost: $9.99. To purchase, go to Amazon.com or order at your local
bookstore.)

TO further know about Carl Mathis, or for booking speaking engagements, go to http://www.carlmathis.com

Motivational speaker/author website http://www.carlmathis.com


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Monday, September 6, 2010

YOU HAVE THE THE POWER INSIDE YOU TO DO ANYTHING

YOU HAVE THE THE POWER INSIDE YOU TO DO ANYTHING

"THE POWER LIES WITH IN YOU"

The greatest power you could ever acquire is the power to do what you want to, in the Bible its call free will. This incredible power lies inside of you. What happened is, God allows you to make any decision you want concerning you life. But you must understand that there will be consequence you will face. This consequence is control not by anyone else but you, not even God will intervene; He gives you the right away to do what you want to do. However, remember the result of your decision was you own doing, making the right decision keeps you from ever having to come to the conclusion of accepting the situation that you put yourself into.

To avoid such action in your life is to know your purpose.

"LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT" seven steps to moving forward.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE MOST

Lets simplify this, what you think about the most will eventually be the dominant force in your thinking capability, this will be the result of which direction you are going to take, or whether you will accept the situation and move forward with your life.

So what you want to do is choose something that makes you smile and happy, then think about it on a daily bases.

You need to realize a few things; you are not the only one with unfortunate situation and circumstance. In most case, your situation may be small compare to others. Everyone has some kind of situation in their life. Everybody is busy with their own life. So you too need to come to the conclusion that it’s all up to you and only you that could transient your ability to do such a thing. You have the ability inside of you that can enable you to achieve anything you want or need; all you have to do is use that ability.

"LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT" seven steps to moving forward.

click on the picture and get your copy today, it comes with a FREE audio download.

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Author: Carl Mathis
Title: “Life Is What You Make It”
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Miami, FL 33156
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Title: “Life is What You Make It”
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE PURSUING SUCCESS

What many fail to realize is success comes with a price, and a heavy price at that. Whatever area or expertise you are pursuing will cost you plenty if you want to be succeeding at a higher level. Especially if you are doing something good that will help and improve other people lives.

If you think that the enemy will just give you free course to exceed and promote good without any interference, you are in for a heart breaker. This is why he is called the enemy, because he will throw everything, even the kitchen sink at you, so you could give up.

Okay, you want to be successful, do you know what success it?

The achievement of something planned or attempted like fame, wealth, or power. This may not be your intention, but when you are successful, these attachments come with the package.

When you are pursuing success, the strangest things seems to always come up, money problems, not enough time, my family and friends don’t agree with me, it’s to much work, I going to quit, maybe I was wrong for starting this, where am I going to go next, everything seem to be going wrong. Etc.

Success road is not an easy road; this is why you must have a well made up plan prior to pursuing. This will help you when the road gets rough, then you could look back at your plans and gain strength to push a little further.

The good news is God allows the enemy to inflect some hardship in your path, so you could determine whether or not it’s worth the price to be successful.

You see, the enemy things he is doing damage when he put those things on you, but all he is doing is pushing you further into your destiny. He is just setting you up for greatness. So when the road gets a little shaky, remember it’s for a purpose.

Written by Carl Mathis, author of the book titled “LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT” – even steps to moving forward.

Got to http://www.carlmathis.com for more information