Can We Achieve “The Gold” in Our Own Lives?

 Can we achieve “The Gold” in our own lives?

The Olympics over the next 14 days will par-take as a part in our lives. Even if we are not watching it, there is no way not to hear something regarding these sports. If you are like me, I absolutely love watching the Olympics’. Even though I will probably never a jump the half pipe on a snow board or fly through the air on skis, it still brings out the excitement in me to see someone thrilled beyond words when they accomplish that amazing goal that they have worked years to achieve.

 It takes a very special kind of temperament to be an Olympic Athlete. They’re an elite group. I have often asked “What makes an Olympic athlete different than those watching the sport?”  “Can we achieve “The Gold in our own lives” and “What does it take?”

Passion, Focus and Determination!!  I truly believe anything you have a passion for can become a reality. It doesn’t matter whether it’s winning an Olympic medal, getting to your ideal weight, starting the business you have always dreamed of or creating the life you truly desire.

 The key is choosing what is important to you and focusing on that goal. Once your ideal passion is in place, the trick is not to lose focus and to keep the determination to reach it. We all have an Olympic Athlete within us.

 It’s about choosing the things that make your heart soar… It’s about the passion of going for your own personal “Gold Medal.”.. It is believing you have already won!!

 Mikki St.Germain; – Speaker, Author, “Got Baggage” – Packing for Happiness” 

Giving – IT’S THE FEELING THAT MAKES YOUR HEART FULL!!!

GIVING!! – IT’S THE FEELING THAT MAKES YOUR HEART FULL!!

There is a place dear to my heart (outside my family) where I have watched babies grow, miracles happen and unconditional Love that one can only imagine. For the past 17 years I have volunteered and supported The Big Bear Alpine Zoo. It is one of the only two Alpine Zoos in the United States located an altitude of 8,000 ft.in the San Bernardino Mountains. It is a “Home for Life” for some of the most incredible animals I have ever had the privilege of interacting with.

All of these wonderful creatures have either been harmed, encountered human interaction or found themselves in location where they were not desired and their lives were threatened. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo takes in animals and will rehabilitate them and release them back into the wild if they can. If not, they become permanent residents of the Zoo. One of my best and dearest friends is Debbie Richardson who is the curator of the Zoo. I have watched her over the years give all her time and energy and sometimes sacrifice her own well-being and money to take care of these animals always doing it willing and with Joy.

 I can’t tell you how many times she has said to me “How in world am I going to get enough money to get the medical supplies, food and material for a new enclosure to take care of some of the animals that were dropped on her door step. Always finding a way to do it . .even if the money came out of her own pocket. Deb’s love and passion for these animals is what makes her day..Everyday!!

Over the years I have experienced what some can only dream of. I have played with baby mountain lions and watched them grow, Bottle feed a bear cub and watched her heal, listen to a porcupine talk to me as I cleaned her housing. I have drove home with raccoon prints all over my jeans and back. I’ve had a Bobcat play with my hair and the privilege of building a house for an eagle names old man, who just watched from a far. I usually smell like a combination of fruit, fish, peanut butter and hay (I know some of you were totally turned on by that ..LOL) along with my boots covered in a combination of mud and use your imagination while cleaning the bear’s housing and racking the Mule deer area. 

So why I am telling you this? The location that the Zoo is currently on, has lost its lease and is in the process of a relocation program. The proposed relocation, if approved, will enhance the facility in hundreds of ways. I have been involved and created fundraiser in the past for the Zoo as anything and any amount helps. The Big Bear Zoo is not just a place of rehabilitating animals. It is a place where these precious animals become family. 

They have become part of who I am and what I love. I am true believer of ALWAYS giving back!! This is why, I am going to give 50% of my proceeds for every copy of Got Baggage? that is purchased through Amazon or through me personally.

I am asking you truly and sincerely to consider buying a copy. Please know this is not about me.. my book is a way for you to get something along with helping these precious animals. If you would like to make a donation without a copy of Got Baggage? You can send me a check (which is tax-deductible) made out to “Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo” and I will present it along with my proceeds. My address, links for my book, and more info regarding zoo are on my giving page.http://www.mikkistgermain.com/Giving.html

By helping yourself through Got Baggage? You are not only helping yourself.. You will be helping those who can’t do for themselves!! 

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting the amount we generously have to give along with pictures of the animals and their pictures. 

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I would like to present Big Bear Zoo the best Christmas present ever in December. Thank you so much!! You guys are Awesome!! Let’s Make a Difference for those who cant’!!! Stay Inspired!! Love Mikki

Forgiveness – The Courage to Let Go.

The first and most important thing about forgiving is that it’s not for the other person, it’s for you!! I’m sorry, but forgive and forget just doesn’t sit well with me. Forgive and “let fade” is more realistic.  If you need to forgive, there is no way in hell you’re going to be forgetting – especially if it is a life-altering event. Forgiveness does not minimize or justify the wrong doing.

 Giving forgiveness is for you, and it’s only yours to give.

Forgiveness is for giving ourselves the inner strength to know we have grown and evolved past the hurt, and that the event no longer has control over us.  What we can achieve through forgiveness is to open ourselves up to other things in our lives.

 When you unpack the resentment, revenge and obsessions, you make room for other positive events to enter your life. When you finally have peace within yourself, the anger and hurt have a way of fading, and you can replace those ill feelings with something more productive and stronger within yourself.

 Resentment, revenge and obsession are nothing more than energy that is being stolen from you to empower another person or event.

 “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”– Malachy McCourt

 If you are constantly resenting someone or something, you have limited the amount of room available for happiness in your life. Resentment is an emotionally debilitating condition. If you are constantly focusing on the anger and hurt of the situation, then that is all you’re going to keep creating in your life. Resentment holds you prisoner to your past. The long term effects are nothing but destructive and will eventually affect everything else in your life.

If you are constantly obsessing over something or someone’s actions, all that energy you are creating by waiting, wishing and worrying is wasted. The only person that is affected by these feelings is you.

 Why waste any amount of time on someone or something you don’t even want in your life?

 You have to ask yourself, “How much time and energy do I want to use on this?” The only person holding you prisoner to this event is you.

 Got Baggage? Mikki St. Germain, Author/Life Coach/Speaker Image

http://www.mikkistgermain.com

2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver Paper

 Can we achieve “The Gold” in our own lives?

 It takes a very special kind of temperament to be an Olympic Athlete. They’re an elite group. I have often asked what makes an Olympic athlete different than those watching the sport? Can we achieve “The Gold “ in our own lives and what does it take?

Passion, Focus and Determination!!  I truly believe anything you have a passion for can become a reality. It doesn’t matter whether it’s winning an Olympic medal, getting to your ideal weight, or becoming the person you truly want to be.

 The key is choosing what is important to you and focusing on that goal. Once your ideal passion is in place, the trick is not to lose focus and to keep the determination to reach it. We all have an Olympic Athlete within us.

 It’s about choosing the things that make your heart soar… It’s about the passion of going for your own personal “Gold Medal.”.. It is believing you have already won!!

 Mikki St.Germain; Life/Health Coach – Speaker, Author