When I landed in Las Vegas last Saturday, my Franklin Makeover word was “imagination”. Wow, I couldn’t keep up! There was evidence of imagination all around me – where else could someone have imagined a trip to New York, Paris, Venice, Rio de Janeiro, Hollywood, and MORE – all in one day!?!? And who used their imagination to picture a Vegas Golden Knights hockey jersey on the Statue of Liberty – and then DID IT!?!?! Wow! Or a shopping centre made of storage containers (Container Park)? Or a eating and drinking area as you might see in Italy (Eataly)? Or a giant sized ferris wheel where you can experience a Happy Half Hour, or Yoga in the Sky (High Roller at the Linq)? Or a roof over a main street complete with zip line and music/light show (Fremont Street)? Las Vegas is an amazing example of “imagination.”
But then my word changed – it become “courage.” Is there true courage in Las Vegas – or is everything fake? Any developer in Las Vegas must have had courage – that is taking a HUGE chance, you don’t know if it will pay off or not. Same with the show promoters, and the performers. You might be certain that Lady Gaga or the Backstreet Boys (we saw them!) will be a hit – but what about The Naked Magician (he must have some b***s)? And the millions of gamblers – are they courageous or deluded? Perhaps a bit of both. And the sports? Those who started up the Vegas Knights hockey team had courage! And now they are building an NFL stadium near Mandalay Bay – more courage! Even our Lyft driver, I found her courage inspiring – she loves to drive around all day and get paid for it, on her own time!
So the Franklin Makeover went well in Las Vegas. How about the rest of my MKE work? I admit I was not doing all the exercises consistently. I did my “sit” every morning, and having my cards on my phone and iPad made it easier to do at least some readings. And I probably read the Greatest Salesman at least 2 x per day. But my main goal this week was to be fully present, to enjoy each moment, to take advantage of each day with my husband and no outside pressures – to live each day as if it is my last. It was wonderful!
And I LOVED the lessons this week from Charles Haanel:
21.6 Large ideas have a tendency to eliminate all smaller ideas so that it is well to hold ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all small or undesirable tendencies. This will remove innumerable petty and annoying obstacles from your path.
21.19 There is no limit to what this law can do for you; dare to believe in your own idea; remember that Nature is plastic to the ideal; think of the ideal as an already accomplished fact.
With that thought, I will sign off for today, a bit late but now that I am home, time to get back on track!