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It Depends Where You Look

Not everyone will treat you with respect.  Most people don't follow the golden rule.  People lie, cheat and steal without regard to how their actions may impact others.  Some people will use you as a stepping stone to get ahead in life and then push you to the curb and sometimes, you do everything right and things still don't go your way.  When it comes down to it, life is challenging and it often appears … Continue reading It Depends Where You Look

My second book is finally published and ready for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe it is finally here.  The day has come where my second book, Secrets from Strangers: Life Changing Lessons I Learned Through A Valuable Perspective, is published!  This book and all of the life changing secrets it shares, is available on Amazon Prime!  I also offer special discount pricing for signed copies and those of you looking to purchase multiple copies in my online store (discount codes at bottom of this post)! Click … Continue reading My second book is finally published and ready for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just Take A Step

We teach ourselves a very important lesson as babies without even realizing it.  We crawl until we learn to walk.  We walk until we learn to run.  We run until we learn to sprint.  Regardless of how ugly our first steps may have been, without them we would never learn to walk, run or sprint.   I  know that once set my sights on something, that's it.  It doesn't matter how long it takes, I … Continue reading Just Take A Step

Fear Is Real

The old cliche that "fear is not real" has never sat well with me because I couldn't disagree more.  Fear is very real and it's everywhere.  It can accompany a lot of the obstacles that we face throughout our lives and make overcoming those obstacles that much more challenging.  Fear can bring even the strongest people to their knees but can also be molded into a powerful tool if we decide to face it head … Continue reading Fear Is Real

I don’t want to fit in.

I spent the better portion of my teenage years like so many others trying to fit in with the crowd.  I chased the newest trends and as they changed, so did I.  I wanted approval from my peers and I wanted to be right in the middle of the crowd.  Now I want the exact opposite.  What changed?  I realized the value in being unique. I realized that I don't want to fit in.  I … Continue reading I don’t want to fit in.

The Fourth Principle: Willpower to Change

TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. Motivate.  Inspire.  Grow.  Willpower to change   As rational human beings we can easily become intimidated by the thought of change.  We become comfortable with what we know and that often leads to complacency in the continuation of what comes easy to us.  For most of us, the thought of taking risks to explore anything new can be challenging and anxiety producing.  That is where the fourth principle of TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. takes over; … Continue reading The Fourth Principle: Willpower to Change

The Third Principle: Obstacles vs. Opportunities

TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. Motivate.  Inspire.  Grow.  Obstacles Vs. Opportunities   The third principle of TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. requires a willingness to embrace a new perspective on the value that obstacles and opportunities can bring to our lives.  Instead of viewing these two core principles as polar opposite, TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. integrates them both together for maximum effect.   Instinctually, we view obstacles as negative challenges instead of building blocks to a stronger version of ourselves.  The only difference … Continue reading The Third Principle: Obstacles vs. Opportunities

It’s Easy to Blame Others

Motivate. Inspire. Grow. It is easy to cast blame when things don't go our way.  We blame everything around us when we are not in the position we want to be in throughout life.  Especially those of us in my generation who have embraced this mentality that if we fall, it must be because someone else tripped us.  We struggle to accept the true value that self-accountability can bring to our lives. I myself, lived … Continue reading It’s Easy to Blame Others

A lot of people go to school for seven years…

Motivate. Inspire. Grow. One of my favorite movie quotes of all time is from the movie Tommy Boy.  Chris Farley, "Tommy", barely skates through his final exam and graduates college and when David Spade "Richard" picks him up from the airport Tommy says, "A lot of people go to school for seven years" with Richard replying "Yea, they're called doctors!" Maybe this quote is just that funny or maybe I like it because it hits close … Continue reading A lot of people go to school for seven years…

The First Principle of TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H.

Motivate. Inspire. Grow. TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. G. Good People: The first step towards development and growth comes with the understanding that life is the ultimate team sport. Surround yourself with good people and the opportunities are endless. As we create aspirations for our future, we must identify those who will help keep us on our path. As strong as we believe we are as individuals, we are exponentially stronger together. Whether we are running a business, … Continue reading The First Principle of TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H.

Ask yourself…”why”?

Chasing accomplishments is a never ending journey if we fail to realize why we started on that journey in the first place.  The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to realize the truth in this.  We establish our resolutions and often fail to realize why they are important to us.  We set out for higher paying jobs, better relationships, healthier lifestyles and bigger houses - but why? Why do we want the … Continue reading Ask yourself…”why”?

Spotlight or shadow?

Life is about challenging ourselves today in a way we never thought possible yesterday. It's about setting goals that scare us.  Some people are ok with minor improvements throughout their lives and honestly, there is nothing wrong with that. Some people are more comfortable living in the shadows and blending in with the crowd - but that's not me. Put me smack in the middle of the spotlight.  My flaws and all. Put the pressure … Continue reading Spotlight or shadow?

Bend don’t break…

It sucks that life doesn't always go our way.  It also sucks that as soon as we take life in stride, obstacles suddenly appear to slow us down.  But maybe they aren't there to slow us down but rather to make sure we don't become complacent.  To ensure that we don't take life for granted and we don't lose sight of where we were headed.  To remind us of how strong we actually are and … Continue reading Bend don’t break…

What sets your soul on fire?

Take a moment and ask yourself; what is it in your life that you are beyond passionate about?  It's not an easy question to answer, and if it is, you likely answered it wrong.  I am not talking about what makes you happy, like going to the gym, or your job, but I mean the true reason you wake up every day.  What is it that lights that fuse every morning for you to leave … Continue reading What sets your soul on fire?

Everyone is talented….It’s what you do with your talents that matter!

Being talented doesn't make you special.  It may make you feel special, but everyone is talented in some way or another.  Talent by itself if worthless in my opinion.  What makes someone truly special is what they choose to do with the talents God gave them.  Do they showcase them for the world to see or do they use them solely for their own personal gain? The reality is, most people are afraid to showcase … Continue reading Everyone is talented….It’s what you do with your talents that matter!

Secrets from Strangers!!

The ALS walk is tomorrow! I have already raised over $350 for the ALS walk from book sales of my newest book, Secrets from Strangers! For every signed book purchased through the link below, I am donating $5 to our team, #RallywithNatale's fundraising effort! Click the link below for a full description of the book, reviews of the book, coupon codes for discounted purchases and to get your copy! https://timothynataleauthor.com/product/secrets-from-strangers-life-changing-lessons-i-learned-through-a-valuable-perspective/ Enjoy the book! Timothy A. … Continue reading Secrets from Strangers!!

Who really benefits from forgiveness?

One of the most difficult parts of life is moving past the pain and hurt that someone else has caused us.  It's often hard to let it go because we want apologies and answers for the scars left behind.  We want to know why they caused us pain or how someone could hurt us so easily.  But more often than not, we never get the answers we are looking for. It's completely rational to want answers … Continue reading Who really benefits from forgiveness?

The only way to overcome a weakness is to exploit it!

Growing up, I never truly learned to play the game of Chess. I remember playing once throughout my entire childhood and my brother Nick kicked my ass so badly that I never played again.  Of course, since Nick was my older brother, he rubbed it in my face.  I had never played the game before and I didn’t know the rules, but all I knew was that I sucked at the game and losing was … Continue reading The only way to overcome a weakness is to exploit it!

Train your Brain

This is a post about how we can train our brain to directly impact our likelihood of success (5 minute read)!We often don’t realize how important the words we choose to use are.  More specifically, when we fill our lives with ambition and goals, we must choose words that are conducive to accomplishing what we set out to achieve.  We must train our brains to think positively and use words that are motivating and encouraging.  Contrary to … Continue reading Train your Brain

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